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Name: Frank Gerald Craven "Weary" Weare
Military Cross (MC) Frank Weare
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 22
Victories: 15
Born: 1896
Place of Birth:

Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Died: 06 July 1971
Place of Death:  
 
 
The son of Frank and Mary L. Weare (father b. Leeds, Yorkshire); Frank Gerald Craven Weare was living in Tunbridge Wells, Kent in 1901. His birth was registered in the 3rd quarter of 1896 at Tonbridge, Kent.
 
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. (T./Capt.) Frank Gerald Craven Weare, E. Kent R. and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. In the course of eight days' operations he destroyed two enemy machines, drove down one out of control and enabled his observer to destroy two others. During an earlier engagement he carried out two valuable reconnaissances at a low altitude. He showed a splendid fighting spirit and displayed great skill and judgment in leading his formation.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 13 Mar 1918 1615 22 Bristol F.2b (A7254) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) Seclin-Houplines
2 16 Mar 1918 1155 22 Bristol F.2b (B1152) 1 Pfalz D.III (DES) SW of Esquerchin
3 18 Mar 1918 1015 22 Bristol F.2b (B1152) 2 Albatros D.V (DES) Carvin
4 24 Mar 1918 1115 22 Bristol F.2b (C4828) 2 Albatros D.V (DES) Cherisy
5 24 Mar 1918 1120 22 Bristol F.2b (C4828) 2 Albatros D.V (DES) Vis-en-Artois
6 26 Mar 1918 1245 22 Bristol F.2b (B1217) 2 Pfalz D.III (DES) E of Albert
7 26 Mar 1918 1245 22 Bristol F.2b (B1217) 2 Pfalz D.III (OOC) E of Albert
8 29 Mar 1918 1545 22 Bristol F.2b (B1164) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) Guillancourt
9 02 Apr 1918 1645 22 Bristol F.2b (B1164) 2 Albatros D.V (DES) Vauvillers
10 02 Apr 1918 1645 22 Bristol F.2b (B1164) 2 Albatros D.V (DESF) Vauvillers
11 12 Apr 1918 1455 22 Bristol F.2b (B1253) 2 Pfalz D.III (DES) SW of Sailly
12 12 Apr 1918 1455 22 Bristol F.2b (B1253) 2 Pfalz D.III (DES) SW of Sailly
13 12 Apr 1918 1500 22 Bristol F.2b (B1253) 2 Pfalz D.III (DES) Sailly
14 22 Apr 1918 0940 22 Bristol F.2b (B1253) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Merville
15 22 Apr 1918 0940 22 Bristol F.2b (B1253) Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Merville

1 Observer 2Lt S J Hunter
2 Observer Lt George Hayward
 
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