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Name: Douglas Alfred Savage
Military Cross (DSC)
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 62, 82
Victories: 7
Born: 1892
Place of Birth: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Died: 1967
Place of Death: Oxfordshire, England
 
 
The son of bookseller Alfred Savage, Douglas Alfred Savage served in the trenches before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps in 1917. After two months at Turnberry with 82 Squadron, he was posted to 62 Squadron as a Bristol Fighter pilot in January 1918. Scoring his fourth and fifth victories on 21 April 1918, he and observer Louis Thompson were shot down by anti-aircraft fire near Armentières. On 19 May 1918, Savage scored his sixth victory but his aircraft was shot up and he was forced to land. His cousin, Major Jack C. Savage, pioneered skywriting after World War I. Savage served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (78896) during World War II.
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./Lt. Douglas Alfred Savage, Gen. List and R.A.F.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, especially on the following occasions. When on patrol attacked a formation of enemy aeroplanes, crashing one, while another fell to pieces in the air after a short combat. Attacked an Albatross, which he set on fire, and drove another down out of control. Attacked many ground targets from low altitudes.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 26 Mar 1918 62 Bristol Fighter EA (OOC) 1  
2 12 Apr 1918 1420 62 Bristol Fighter (B1234) Pfalz D.III (OOC) 1 E of Estaires
3 12 Apr 1918 1515 62 Bristol Fighter (B1234) Albatros D.V (OOC) 1 Aubers
4 21 Apr 1918 0945 62 Bristol Fighter (B1234) Albatros D.V (DES) 1 W of Lille
5 21 Apr 1918 0950 62 Bristol Fighter (B1234) Pfalz D.III (DES) 1 W of Lille
6 19 May 1918 1030 62 Bristol Fighter (B1336) Albatros D.V (OOC) 2 Bray
7 02 Jun 1918 1945 62 Bristol Fighter (C953) Fokker DR.I (OOC) 3 S of Pozières

1 Observer 2Lt Louis Thompson
2 Observer Lt E W Collis
3 Observer Sgt William Norman Holmes
 
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