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Name: Albert Edward Wear
Albert Edward Wear
Country: England
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Unit: 20
Victories: 9
Born: 27 January 1896
Place of Birth: New Southgate, London, England
Died: 11 September 1917 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: France
Cemetery: Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France Image
 
 
The son of Frank Fowler Wear, Albert Edward Wear served with the Royal Fusiliers before he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. He was confirmed in his rank of 2nd Lieutenant on 4 July 1917. 2nd Lieutenant Wear received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 4268 on a Maurice Farman biplane at Military School, Catterick Bridge on 24 September 1917. An observer with 20 Squadron, he scored nine victories flying Bristol Fighters in the summer of 1917.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 14 Jun 1917 1200 20 F.E.2d (A6498) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) Becelaère
2 17 Jun 1917 0720 20 F.E.2d (A6431) 1 Two-seater (DESF) Zonnebeke
3 06 Jul 1917 1030 20 F.E.2d (A6498) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Wervicq
4 07 Jul 1917 1400 20 F.E.2d (A6498) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Becelaère
5 17 Jul 1917 1030 20 F.E.2d (A6498) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Menin
6 17 Jul 1917 1040 20 F.E.2d (A6498) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) Menin
7 10 Aug 1917 0840 20 F.E.2d (B1890) 1 Two-seater (OOC) Polygon Wood
8 10 Aug 1917 0900 20 F.E.2d (B1890) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) 2 Wervicq
9 16 Aug 1917 0915 20 F.E.2d (B1890) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Passchendaele

1 Pilot Lt Cecil Richards
2 Shared with Capt Arthur Solly & 2Lt J Cawley and Lt D Y Hay & 2Lt M Tod
 
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