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Name: Harry Gosford Reeves
Harry Reeves
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Units: 1
Victories: 13
Born: 30 September 1896
Place of Birth: Staines, Middlesex
Died: 24 January 1918 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death:  
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France Image
 
 
Reeves joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1917. Assigned to 1 Squadron in June of that year, he flew Nieuport scouts until the end of November and was promoted to flight commander after scoring his twelfth victory. Early the next year, he was killed in a crash while performing an engine test on a Nieuport 27.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 18 Jun 1917 1145 1 Nieuport (B1650) Albatros D.III (DES) 1 Oostaverne
2 26 Jun 1917 2100 1 Nieuport (B1630) Albatros D.III (OOC) Becelaere
3 31 Jul 1917 1425 1 Nieuport (B1672) Albatros D.V (DES) 2000 yds S of Terhand
4 13 Aug 1917 0920 1 Nieuport (B1672) Albatros C (OOC) 2 Houthem
5 14 Aug 1917 1910 1 Nieuport (B3558) Albatros D.V (DES) S of Moorslede
6 21 Aug 1917 1910 1 Nieuport (B1672) Albatros D.V (OOC) Houthoulst
7 04 Sep 1917 1115 1 Nieuport (B1672) DFW C (OOC) S of Polygon Wood
8 09 Sep 1917 1035 1 Nieuport (B1672) Rumpler C (OOC) E of Polygon Wood
9 11 Sep 1917 1815 1 Nieuport (B3630) Albatros D.V (OOC) Houthoulst Forest
10 09 Oct 1917 1515 1 Nieuport (B6774) Albatros D.V (DESF) S of Polygon Wood
11 15 Oct 1917 1200 1 Nieuport (B6774) DFW C (DES) Comines
12 17 Oct 1917 1430 1 Nieuport (B6774) Albatros D.V (OOC) Gheluwe
13 18 Nov 1917 0815 1 Nieuport (B6774) DFW C (OOC) Becelaere

1 Shared with Lt Louis Jenkin, Lt Charles Lavers
2 Shared with Capt Thomas Hazell
 
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