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Name: George Raby Riley
Military Cross (MC)
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
George Raby Riley
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 3
Victories: 13
Born: 23 February 1899
Place of Birth: Battersea, London
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
2nd Lieutenant George Raby Riley received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 5205 on 7 September 1917. He was wounded on 20 April 1918.
 
Military Cross (MC)
"T./2nd Lt. George Raby Riley, R.A.F.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He obtained four direct hits on a long line of enemy transport, and afterwards caused havoc among them with his machine gun. Several times he attacked troops and transport from low altitudes; also he brought down one enemy machine and drove another out of control."
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
"Lieut. (A./Capt.) George Raby Riley, M.C. (FRANCE)
   An officer who shows the greatest dash and gallantry in leading low-bombing and defensive patrols. On 27th September he obtained two direct hits with bombs on an enemy balloon on the ground, which set it on fire. Later he attacked another balloon in the air, shooting it down in flames."
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Mar 1918 1530 3 Sopwith Camel (C1609) Albatros D.V (OOC) Havrincourt Wood
2 27 Mar 1918 0700 3 Sopwith Camel LVG C (DES) 1  
3 08 Apr 1918 0645 3 Sopwith Camel (D6475) Balloon (DES) Mory
4 12 Apr 1918 1915 3 Sopwith Camel (D6475) Albatros D.V (DES) N of Pozieres
5 08 Aug 1918 1400 3 Sopwith Camel Rumpler C (OOC) 2 62D X30
6 09 Aug 1918 1945 3 Sopwith Camel (F5938) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 62C 16
7 10 Aug 1918 1040 3 Sopwith Camel (F5938) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 62C 54
8 21 Aug 1918 1130 3 Sopwith Camel (F5938) Fokker D.VII (CAP) 57C 68
9 22 Aug 1918 0955 3 Sopwith Camel (F5938) Balloon (DES) 3 Thilloy
10 27 Sep 1918 0805 3 Sopwith Camel (F2153) Balloon (DES) 57B M14
11 27 Sep 1918 0805 3 Sopwith Camel (F2153) Balloon (DES) 57B M14
12 27 Sep 1918 0820 3 Sopwith Camel (F2153) Balloon (DES) 4 57C L29
13 28 Sep 1918 1620 3 Sopwith Camel (F2153) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 57B M6

1 Shared with Capt Douglas Bell, Lt W C Dennett
2 Shared with 2Lt H S Basford, Lt A D McManus, Capt Hazel Wallace, Lt V B McIntosh
3 Shared with Capt Hazel Wallace
4 Shared with 2Lt William Maxted
 
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