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Name: John William Rayner
John William Rayner
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 52, 60, 89
Victories: 5
Born: 19 May 1897
Place of Birth: Gateshead-on-Tyne, Durham, England
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
After serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers, Rayner transferred to the Royal Flying Corps where he flew as an observer with 52 Squadron before receiving pilot training. Lieutenant Rayner received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 5535 on 10 September 1917. He joined 60 Squadron flying the S.E.5a in August 1918 and went on to become commander of 'A' flight. Wing Commander Rayner retired from the Royal Air Force after World War II.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 05 Sep 1918 1820 60 S.E.5a (D6953) Fokker D.VII (DES) Avesnes-le-Sec
2 05 Sep 1918 1825 60 S.E.5a (D6953) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Avesnes-le-Sec
3 23 Oct 1918 1430 60 S.E.5a (D6953) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Selesches
4 25 Oct 1918 0950 60 S.E.5a (D6953) Fokker D.VII (DES) Berlaimont
5 25 Oct 1918 0950 60 S.E.5a (D6953) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Berlaimont
 
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