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Name: Frank Cecil Ransley
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Croix de Guerre [France]
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 48
Victories: 9
Born: 18 October 1897
Place of Birth: Caversham, near Reading
Died: 31 December 1992
Place of Death: Alton, Hampshire
 
 
Posted to 48 Squadron in 1917, Ransley scored 9 victories flying Bristol Fighters in 1918.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
"Lt. (temp. Capt.) Frank Cecil Ransley.
   This officer displays conspicuous gallantry and skill. On a recent occasion, while on patrol he was attacked by seven enemy scouts; he and his observer drove down two, and by skilful manoeuvre and dash he rallied his formation, which were being driven down, and succeeded in driving off the remaining enemy scouts. He has, in all, destroyed three hostile machines and driven down three others completely out of control."
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 28 Jan 1918 1240 48 Bristol Fighter (B1193) 1 Rumpler C (OOC) Beaurevoir
2 27 Mar 1918 1520 48 Bristol Fighter (C4628) 2 LVG C (DES) Morlancourt
3 12 Apr 1918 1040 48 Bristol Fighter (C4886) 3 Pfalz D.III (DES) W of Moreuil Woods
4 01 Jun 1918 1805 48 Bristol Fighter (C786) 4 Albatros D.V (DESF) N of Lamotte
5 01 Jun 1918 1805 48 Bristol Fighter (C786) 4 Albatros D.V (OOC) Lamotte
6 10 Jun 1918 1745 48 Bristol Fighter Albatros D.V (DESF) 6 Roye
7 14 Jun 1918 1530 48 Bristol Fighter (C786) 5 LVG C (OOC) E of Albert
8 25 Jun 1918 1145 48 Bristol Fighter (C786) 3 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Foucaucourt-Rosières
9 27 Jun 1918 1800 48 Bristol Fighter (C808) 3 Fokker D.VII (DESF) E of Lamotte

1 Observer 2Lt Robert Herring
2 Observer 2Lt J M J Moore
3 Observer 2Lt LW Davies
4 Observer 2Lt G Dixon
5 Observer Sgt W Lauder
6 Shared with Capt Charles Steele, 2Lt Harold Oaks, Lt John Drummond
 
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