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Name: Noel William Ward Webb
Military Cross (MC) and bar Noel Webb
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Units: 25, 70
Victories: 14
Born: 12 December 1896
Place of Birth: Margate, Kent
Died: 16 August 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near Polygon Wood
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
 
 
Joining the Royal Flying Corps in March 1916, Noel William Ward Webb completed his training and was posted to 25 Squadron on 4 July. That year, he scored his first five victories as a Bristol Fighter pilot. Posted to 70 Squadron in June 1917, he scored nine more victories flying the Sopwith Camel. Near Zonnebeke on 26 July 1917, he shot down an Albatros D.V flown by Otto Brauneck of Jasta 11. Last seen engaging two enemy fighters over Polygon Wood, Webb was killed in action less than a month later by Werner Voss of Jasta 10.
 
Military Cross (MC) Bar
T./Capt. Noel William Webb, M.C., Gen. List and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in aerial combats. He has destroyed three hostile machines and driven down four others completely out of control. By his spirit and gallantry he has set a fine example which has inspired the pilots of his flight to successfully attack enemy formations many times more numerous than their own.
   (M.C. gazetted 1st January, 1917.)
 
Opponents
#9 Otto BrauneckGermany
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 19 Jul 1916 0645 25 F.E.2b (5245) 1 Fokker E (DES) E of Provin
2 09 Aug 1916 1215 25 F.E.2b (4839) 2 Albatros C (FTL) Beaumont
3 07 Sep 1916 1750 25 F.E.2b (7003) 3 Fokker E (OOC) 5 Pont a Vendin
4 09 Sep 1916 1600 25 F.E.2b (6993) 4 C (DES) Pont a Vendin
5 15 Sep 1916 1720 25 F.E.2b (4841) 2 Fokker E (DES) Fresnoy
6 12 Jul 1917 1215 70 Sopwith Camel (B3756) C (CAP) Bellevue
7 17 Jul 1917 2000 70 Sopwith Camel (B3756) Albatros D.V (OOC) S of Gheluvelt
8 17 Jul 1917 2055 70 Sopwith Camel (B3756) Albatros D.V (OOC) S of Gheluvelt
9 26 Jul 1917 1930 70 Sopwith Camel (B3756) Albatros D.V (DES) E of Zonnebeke
10 28 Jul 1917 1940 70 Sopwith Camel (B3756) Albatros D.III (DES) Roulers
11 28 Jul 1917 1950 70 Sopwith Camel (B3756) Albatros D.III (OOC) E of Polygon Wood
12 13 Aug 1917 1930 70 Sopwith Camel (B3756) DFW C (OOC) NE of Dixmude
13 13 Aug 1917 1930 70 Sopwith Camel (B3756) DFW C (DES) E of Dixmude
14 13 Aug 1917 1945 70 Sopwith Camel (B3756) DFW C (OOC) 6 NE of Dixmude

1 Observer 2Lt I A Mann
2 Observer Lt C S Workman
3 Observer Cpl H Brown
4 Observer Sgt Leslie Court
5 Shared with Capt Alwyne Loyd & 2Lt C S Workman (6993), Capt C H Dixon & AM J H Booth (6997)
6 Shared with Capt A R Hudson
 
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