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Name: Richard Raymond-Barker
Military Cross (MC) Richard Raymond-Barker
Country: England
Rank: Major
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 3, 6, 11, 16, 48
Victories: 6
Born: 06 May 1894
Place of Birth: London
Died: 20 April 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near Bois de Hamel
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
 
 
Raymond-Barker's Sopwith Camel was shot down in flames by Manfred von Richthofen. He was the Red Baron's 79th victim. His body was never found.
 
Military Cross (MC)
"2nd Lt. (T./Capt.) Richard Raymond-Barker, Gen. List and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when leading a fighting patrol. He attacked a large hostile formation, destroying two of them. He has also done excellent work in leading distant photographic reconnaissances, notably upon two occasions when his skilful leadership enabled photographs to be taken of all the required hostile area inspite of repeated attacks from enemy aircraft. He has helped to destroy seven hostile machines, and has at all times displayed conspicuous skill and gallantry."
 
Richthofen's Combat Report
"With six planes of Jasta 11, I attacked a large enemy squadron. During the fight I observed that a Triplane was attacked and shot at from below by a Camel. I put myself behind the adversary and brought him down, burning, with only a few shots. The enemy plane crashed down near the forest of Hamel where it burned further on the ground." Manfred von Richthofen
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 20 May 1917 1230 48 Bristol Fighter (A7112) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) 5 Brebieres
2 20 May 1917 1230 48 Bristol Fighter (A7112) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) Brebieres
3 26 May 1917 1950 48 Bristol Fighter (A7112) 1 Albatros D.III (DES) E of Brebieres
4 05 Jun 1917 0730 48 Bristol Fighter (A7112) 2 C (OOC) E of Bullecourt
5 08 Jul 1917 1900 11 Bristol Fighter (A7143) 3 Albatros D.V (OOC) Bohain
6 17 Jul 1917 0745-0815 11 Bristol Fighter (A7168) 4 Albatros D.III (DESF) Inchy

1 Observer Lt R N W Jeff
2 Observer Sgt Nicholson
3 Observer Pvt Jack Mason
4 Observer 2Lt E J Price
5 Shared with Lt Harold Pratt & Lt Hugh Owen (A7108)
 
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