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Name: Francis McDougall Charlewood Turner
Military Cross (MC)
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 55, 57
Victories: 7
Born: 17 March 1897
Place of Birth:

Hastings, Sussex

Died: June 1982
Place of Death: Chichester, West Sussex
 
 
Listed as Francis McDougal Charlewood Turner in the Supplement to the London Gazette.
 
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. (T./Capt.) Francis McDougall Charlewood Turner, R.F.C., Spec. Res.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as leader of long distance bombing raids and on photographic reconnaissances. He has taken part in many successful operations, in twenty-four of which he has acted as leader, and by his skill and determination has invariably done good work in spite of very adverse weather conditions, and though more than once attacked by enemy formations in greatly superior numbers to his own. He was the first officer to carry out a single machine long distance reconnaissance successfully, and has been more than once congratulated for the excellence of his photographic work.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Capt. Francis McDougal Charlewood Turner, M.C.
   While leading a formation of ten machines on a bombing raid this officer was attacked by twenty Fokker biplanes. In face of this strong attack he led his formation down to 1,000 feet, and two sheds were set on fire and billets were riddled with machine-gun fire; three enemy machines were also accounted for, Capt. Turner himself crashing one. The success of this raid was mainly due to the brilliant and daring leadership of this officer.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 13 Aug 1917 0815 55 D.H.4 (B3962) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Roulers
2 13 Aug 1917 0820 55 D.H.4 (B3962) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) SE of Roulers
3 01 Apr 1918 1145 57 D.H.4 (A7901) 2 Fokker DR.I (DESF) Irles
4 01 Apr 1918 1145 57 D.H.4 (A7901) 2 Fokker DR.I (DES) Irles
5 01 Apr 1918 1145 57 D.H.4 (A7901) 2 Fokker DR.I (OOC) Irles
6 28 Jul 1918 1720 57 D.H.4 3 Fokker D.VII (OOC) 5 Vaulx-Vraucourt
7 08 Aug 1918 0815 57 D.H.4 (D8419) 4 Fokker D.VII (DES) Moislains Airfield

1 Observer 2Lt R Brett
2 Observer 2Lt A Leach
3 Observer Sgt S G Sowden
4 Observer 2Lt H S Musgrove
5 Shared with Lt W J Pitt & 2Lt T C Danby and Lt E M Coles & Sgt McDonald
 
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