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Name: William Ernest Reed
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 19, 92
Victories: 9
Born: 23 March 1896
Place of Birth: Jarrow, Tyne
Place of Death:  
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Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
"Lieut. (A./Capt.) William Ernest Reed. (FRANCE)
   A brilliant and skilful scout leader. On 29th October, although seriously handicapped by clouds, he led a successful patrol over the enemy lines. Attacking a large formation of enemy machines, his own formation accounted for five, he himself destroying one and driving down another out of control. In addition to these he has to his credit three other enemy aircraft."
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 14 Apr 1917 1200 19 SPAD (A6753) C (OOC) Douai
2 22 Apr 1917 0715 19 SPAD (B1563) Albatros C (DESF) S of Quiery
3 25 Aug 1918 1115 92 S.E.5a (D6959) Fokker D.VII (DES) S of Armentières
4 05 Sep 1918 1100 92 S.E.5a (D6959) Fokker D.VII (DES) SW of Cambrai
5 23 Oct 1918 1300 92 S.E.5a (C1142) DFW C (DES) 1 S of Pont du Nord
6 23 Oct 1918 1330 92 S.E.5a (C1142) DFW C (DES) NE of Englefontaine
7 29 Oct 1918 0930 92 S.E.5a (C1142) Fokker D.VII (OOC) NE of Mormal Wood
8 29 Oct 1918 1030 92 S.E.5a (C1142) Fokker D.VII (DES) E of Le Quesnoy
9 29 Oct 1918 1030 92 S.E.5a (C1142) Fokker D.VII (OOC) E of Le Quesnoy

1 Shared with Capt James Robb, Lt Thomas Horry, Lt E S Robins, Lt C H C Coles, Lt E Madill, Lt Evander Shapard, 2Lt James V Gascoyne, Lt J Daniel
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