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Name: Valentine Reed
Country: England
Rank: Corporal
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Unit: 48
Victories: 9
Born: 14 February 1892
Place of Birth: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Died: June 1974
Place of Death: Manchester, Lancashire, England
 
 
Valentine Reed, a salesman living in Cheetham, Manchester, enlisted on 1 December 1914. He served with the Lancashire Fusiliers with prior service in the 3rd Battalion of the Manchester Regiment (regimental number 12658) before his tranfer to the Royal Flying Corps. Reed scored 9 victories in 1917 flying Bristol Fighters with 48 Squadron.
British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 04 May 1917 1615 48 Bristol F.2a (A3347) 1 Two-seater (DES) 3 Pelves
2 15 Jun 1917 1940 48 Bristol F.2b (A7123) 2 Albatros D.III (OOC) SW of Douai
3 15 Jun 1917 2020 48 Bristol F.2b (A7123) 2 Albatros D.III (DESF) 4 N of Vitry
4 13 Jul 1917 0940 48 Bristol F.2b (A7151) 2 Albatros D.III (DESF) Slype
5 28 Jul 1917 0815 48 Bristol F.2b (A7123) 2 Albatros D.V (DESF) 5 Ghistelles-Zevecote
6 19 Aug 1917 0650 48 Bristol F.2b (A7220) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) Ostende
7 22 Aug 1917 0900 48 Bristol F.2b (A7220) 2 Albatros D.V (DESF) Ghistelles
8 26 Aug 1917 0830 48 Bristol F.2b (A7220) 2 Albatros D.V (DES) W of Middlekerke
9 26 Aug 1917 0830 48 Bristol F.2b (A7220) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) Wiskerke-Leffinghe

1 Pilot 2Lt H Smithers
2 Pilot 2Lt James Binnie
3 Shared with Capt John Letts & 2Lt L Speller
4 Shared with Capt Brian Baker & Lt H Munro
5 Shared with Capt Brian Baker & Lt G R Spencer
 
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