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Name: Harold Bolton Redler
Military Cross (MC) and Bar Harold Redler
Country: South Africa
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 24, 40
Victories: 10
Born: 27 January 1897
Place of Birth:
Died: 21 June 1918 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Turnberry
Cemetery: West Monkton (St. Augustine) Churchyard, Somerset
 
 
Mid-morning on 15 March 1918, 24 Squadron tangled with Jasta 12 triplanes near Brancourt. Harold Bolton Redler, flying an S.E.5a, shot down Adolf von Tutschek by firing a burst at the Jasta leader's green Fokker DR.I. On 21 April 1918, Redler was wounded in action and left 24 Sqaudron. Later that year, Redler and Scottish ace Ian Henderson were killed in a D.H.9 (D1018) crash.

Listed as Herbert Bolton Redler in some sources. Birth was registered in the 1st quarter of 1897, at Taunton, Somerset. His parents' residence at the time of his enlistment was Boschbeek, Newlands, Cape Town.
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./2nd Lt. Harold Bolton Redler, Gen. List, and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He encountered four enemy two-seater machines, and attacking the lowest drove it to the ground with its engine damaged. Later, he attacked one of five enemy two-seater machines, and drove it down out of control. He has destroyed in all three enemy machines and driven three others down out of control. He continually attacked enemy troops and transport from a low altitude during operations, and showed splendid qualities of courage and determination throughout.
 
Opponents
#4 Adolf von TutschekGermany
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 07 May 1917 0935 40 Nieuport (B1640) Balloon (DES) N of Henin-Lietard
2 07 Jun 1917 1100 40 Nieuport (B1558) Albatros D.III (OOC) NE of Ypres
3 14 Jul 1917 0650 40 Nieuport (B1558) Albatros D.III (OOC) E of Douai
4 15 Mar 1918 1030 24 S.E.5a (B79) Fokker DR.I (OOC) Premontre
5 18 Mar 1918 1140 24 S.E.5a (B7824) C (OOC) 1 Villers le Sec
6 23 Mar 1918 1650 24 S.E.5a (B7824) C (CAP) S of Berlancourt
7 24 Mar 1918 1010 24 S.E.5a (B7824) Rumpler C (DES) Pithon, near Ham
8 26 Mar 1918 0930 24 S.E.5a (C1081) Rumpler C (DESF) Estrées-Barleux
9 12 Apr 1918 1615 24 S.E.5a (D275) Albatros D.V (DES) Hangard-Moreuil
10 20 Apr 1918 1015 24 S.E.5a (D275) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Bayonvillers

1 Shared with Capt Bernard Beanlands
 
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