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Name: Herbert Brian Richardson
Military Cross (MC)
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 24
Victories: 15
Born: 27 May 1898
Place of Birth: Ashford, Kent
Died: 14 February 1922 KIFA
Place of Death: Cuatro Vientos, Spain
 
 
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Military Cross (MC)
"T./2nd Lt. Herbert Brian Richardson, Gen. List, and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While on patrol he attacked a formation of eight enemy aeroplanes, one of which he destroyed. On another occasion he engaged two enemy two-seater machines, and destroyed one of them. He has destroyed six enemy machines and driven down five others out of control, and has done valuable work in attacking enemy troops on the ground. He consistently displayed great courage and skill."
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 18 Feb 1918 1430 24 S.E.5a (C1057) Pfalz D.III (OOC) E of St. Quentin
2 26 Feb 1918 0840 24 S.E.5a (B124) Fokker DR.I (OOC) E of Laon
3 26 Feb 1918 0900 24 S.E.5a (B124) Fokker DR.I (DES) 1 E of Samoussy
4 06 Mar 1918 1055 24 S.E.5a (B124) Fokker DR.I (DES) Fontaine-Croin
5 11 Mar 1918 1315 24 S.E.5a (C1070) C (OOC) 2 E of Bellenglise
6 11 Mar 1918 1815 24 S.E.5a (C1070) Albatros D.V (OOC) Ribemont
7 15 Mar 1918 1020 24 S.E.5a (B8257) Rumpler C (DES) 3 N of Premonte
8 16 Mar 1918 1630 24 S.E.5a (B176) Albatros D.V (DES) Barisis
9 17 Mar 1918 1825 24 S.E.5a (D279) Pfalz D.III (OOC) SW of Ramicourt
10 21 Mar 1918 1415 24 S.E.5a (D279) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Bellicourt
11 21 Mar 1918 1415 24 S.E.5a (D279) Pfalz D.III (DES) Bellicourt
12 21 Mar 1918 1420 24 S.E.5a (D279) Pfalz D.III (DES) Bellicourt
13 22 Mar 1918 1600-1700 24 S.E.5a (D279) Pfalz D.III (DES) Péronne
14 26 Mar 1918 1430 24 S.E.5a (D279) C (DES) Dreslincourt
15 04 Apr 1918 1530 24 S.E.5a (D279) C (DESF) Warfusée-Abancourt

1 Shared with Lt Ian McDonald, 2Lt James Dawe, 2Lt W F Poulter (C9342), Lt Ronald Mark
2 Shared with Capt Alfred Brown, 2Lt P J Nolan (C5301), Lt Ronald Mark, Lt E W Lindeburg (B125)
3 Shared with Lt Andrew Cowper, Lt Ronald Mark
 
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