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Name: John Arthur Vessey
Country: England
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Unit: 45
Victories: 5
Born: 1894
Place of Birth: Owmby, Lincolnshire, England
Died: 12 June 1917 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death:  
Cemetery: Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
 
 
The son of Frederick Arthur and Betsy (Bamford) Vessey, John Arthur Vessey was an observer with 45 Squadron in 1917. He and his pilot, Captain Gordon Mountford, were killed when their Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A8299) collided with another (A8244) on 12 June 1917. The pilots and observers on both aircraft were killed.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 07 May 1917 1750 45 Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A8216) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) Lille
2 25 May 1917 1100 45 Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A1099) 2 Albatros D.III (OOC) Dadizeele
3 25 May 1917 1100 45 Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A1099) 2 Albatros D.III (OOC) Dadizeele
4 27 May 1917 1115 45 Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A8299) 2 Albatros D.III (OOC) Roulers
5 31 May 1917 1320 45 Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A8299) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) Comines

1 Pilot 2Lt C W Carleton
2 Pilot Capt Gordon Mountford
 
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