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Name: Desmond Percival Fitzgerald Uniacke
Desmond Uniacke
Country: England
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 48
Victories: 13
Born: 18 December 1895
Place of Birth: Chelsea, London, England
Died: 25 March 1933
Place of Death: London, England
 
 
The son of Richard Gordon Fitzgerald and Cecilia Monica (Lambert) Uniacke, Desmond Percival Fitzgerald Uniacke attended St. John's College, Hurstpierpoint and was serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 23 September 1916. A Bristol F.2b observer with 48 Squadron, he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in May 1917. He scored 13 victories with pilot Ralph Curtis before both were shot down over Roulers on 21 September 1917 by Hermann Göring of Jasta 27. Curtis died from his wounds and Uniacke was taken prisoner.

Listed as Desmond Percival Fitz Gerald Uniacke in the Supplement to the London Gazette.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 03 Jul 1917 0910 48 Bristol F.2b (A7149) 1 Two-seater (OOC) Quéant
2 05 Jul 1917 2020 48 Bristol F.2b (A7153) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Bapaume
3 07 Jul 1917 0550 48 Bristol F.2b (A7107) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) Vitry
4 28 Jul 1917 0815 48 Bristol F.2b (A7121) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) Ghistelles
5 16 Aug 1917 1955 48 Bristol F.2b (A7151) 1 Albatros D.V (DESF) St. Pierre-Capelle
6 16 Aug 1917 1955 48 Bristol F.2b (A7151) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) St. Pierre-Capelle
7 20 Aug 1917 2005 48 Bristol F.2b (A7224) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Ghistelles
8 22 Aug 1917 0907 48 Bristol F.2b (A7224) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) Ostende
9 22 Aug 1917 0907 48 Bristol F.2b (A7224) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Ostende
10 02 Sep 1917 0930 48 Bristol F.2b (A7224) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) 2 E of Dixmude
11 05 Sep 1917 0840 48 Bristol F.2b (A7170) 1 DFW C (OOC) Middlekerke
12 14 Sep 1917 1640 48 Bristol F.2b (A7224) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) Ghistelles
13 17 Sep 1917 0915 48 Bristol F.2b (A7224) 1 Two-seater (OOC) 3 Leke

1 Pilot Lt Ralph Curtis
2 Shared with Lt Keith Park & 2Lt Alan Light
3 Shared with Sgt J Oldham & AM2 William Walker
 
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