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Name: Oliver "Stewpot" Stewart
Military Cross (MC)
Air Force Cross (AFC)
Country: England
Rank: Major
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 22, 54
Victories: 5
Born: 26 November 1896
Place of Birth: London
Died: 1976
Place of Death:  
 
 
Lieutenant Oliver Stewart, 2/9th Middlesex Regiment (T.F.), received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 2630 on a Maurice Farman biplane at military school, Thetford on 30 March 1916. Posted to 54 Squadron, he scored five victories flying the Sopwith Pup in 1917.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Military Cross (MC)
"Lt. Oliver Stewart, Midd'x R. & R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has done consistent good work for six months, both on escorts and offensive patrols, and has displayed great fearlessness and skill during severe fighting at close range with enemy machines, successfully holding his own, although on several occasions outnumbered by them."
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Apr 1917 0800 54 Sopwith Pup (A6156) Albatros D.III (DES) St. Quentin
2 24 May 1917 0800 54 Sopwith Pup (A6156) Albatros D.III (OOC) Premont
3 06 Jun 1917 1200 54 Sopwith Pup (A6156) Albatros D.III (DES) SW of Cambrai
4 15 Aug 1917 54 Sopwith Pup 1 C (DES)  
5 25 Sep 1917 1130 54 Sopwith Pup (A6211) Albatros D.V (DES) N of Middelkerke

1 Shared with 2Lt C G Wood and 2Lt G Clapham
 
Books
Aerobatics
A Simple Explanation of Aerial Evolutions; by Oliver Stewart / Hardcover / London: Pitman, 1928
Of Flight and Flyers
by Oliver Stewart / Hardcover / London: Newnes, 1964
Words and Music of a Mechanical Man
Autobiography of Oliver Stewart / Hardcover / London: 1976
 
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