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Name: John Carbery Preston
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Air Force
Unit: 150
Victories: 7
Born: 01 February 1898
Place of Birth:  
Died: February 1991
Place of Death: South-Western Surrey, Surrey
 
 
2nd Lieutenant J. C. Preston of the Bedford Regiment was appointed Flying Officer and seconded to the Royal Flying Corps on 27 April 1917. He was made temporary Lieutenant whilst serving with the R.F.C. on 1 June 1917. Posted to 150 Squadron in Salonika, Preston scored 7 victories in the summer of 1918 as a Sopwith Camel pilot. He relinquished his commission on 6 August 1919.

Listed as John Carbury Preston in the Medal Rolls Index.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 23 Jul 1918 0730 150 Sopwith Camel (D6643) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) NE of Boluntili
2 23 Jul 1918 1115 150 Sopwith Camel (D6643) DFW C.V (OOC) Husarli
3 18 Aug 1918 0745 150 Sopwith Camel (D6643) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Lake Doiran
4 18 Aug 1918 0745 150 Sopwith Camel (D6643) 2 S.S. D.III (OOC) Lake Doiran
5 18 Aug 1918 0745 150 Sopwith Camel (D6643) 3 S.S. D.III (OOC) Paravo
6 18 Aug 1918 0745 150 Sopwith Camel (D6643) 3 Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Lake Doiran
7 18 Aug 1918 0745 150 Sopwith Camel (D6643) 4 Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Lake Doiran

1 Shared with Lt Douglas Davies
2 Shared with Lt H N Jennings, Lt Douglas Davies, Lt H A E Matthews (D6551)
3 Shared with Lt H N Jennings
4 Shared with Lt H A E Matthews (D6551)
 
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