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Name: Alan Rice-Oxley
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 41, 45
Victories: 6
Born: 1898
Place of Birth: Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
From the Shropshire Light Infantry, Rice-Oxley transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in 1916. Flying two-seaters with 41 Squadron, he was wounded in action in October 1916. In 1918, he joined 45 Squadron in Italy where he scored 5 victories as a Sopwith Camel pilot.

Listed as "Alan Rice Oxley" (no hyphen) in the birth registry (3rd quarter 1898, registered at Watford, Hertfordshire) and 1901 England Census lists him as "Alan R. Oxley."
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
"Lt. Alan Rice-Oxley (Shrops. L.I.).
   In company with another machine this officer attacked an enemy formation of fifteen aeroplanes, and promptly destroyed two of them. He then repeatedly attacked the remaining thirteen machines, who were crowding on his companion, and the battle ended in the destruction of six of the enemy and one driven down out of control. Two days afterwards he destroyed two more enemy aircraft. The gallantry displayed by this officer, and that of his companion, Capt. C. E. Howell, in attacking fifteen machines, was of the very highest order."
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Jul 1918 0805 45 Sopwith Camel (D8240) Hansa-Brandenburg D (DES) Col Fassole, Feltre
2 12 Jul 1918 0805 45 Sopwith Camel (D8240) Phönix D (DES) Feltre
3 14 Jul 1918 0800 45 Sopwith Camel (D9392) Albatros D.V (DES) Cogolo
4 15 Jul 1918 1010 45 Sopwith Camel (D1975) Phönix D (OOC) Costa Alta
5 15 Jul 1918 1010 45 Sopwith Camel (D1975) Phönix D (OOC) Mt. Forcelluna
6 22 Aug 1918 1310 45 Sopwith Camel (E1500) C (DES) S of Nazario
 
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