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Name: William Lewis Wells
Military Cross (MC) and Bar William Lewis Wells
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 22, 48
Victories: 10
Born: 1895
Place of Birth: Hounslow, Middlesex
Died: 06 May 1918 Died From Wounds
Place of Death:  
Cemetery: St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
 
 
No notes for William Lewis Wells.
 
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. William Lewis Wells, Midd'x R. and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On four occasions during three months he has been engaged with superior enemy formations, and has brought down completely out of control five hostile machines and sent down one other crashing to earth. He has displayed the greatest gallantry, courage, and determination in dealing with enemy aircraft.
 
Military Cross (MC) Bar
Lt. (T./Capt.) William Lewis Wells, M.C., Midd'x R., and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He frequently attacked enemy troops and transport with bombs and machine-gun fire during operations, often flying at a very low altitude under heavy fire. While attacking enemy troops from a height of 150 feet he was severely wounded, but succeeded in bringing his observer and machine back safely. He has destroyed five enemy machines and driven down five others out of control, and has always set an example of courage and determination to the flight which he has commanded.
   (M.C. gazetted 13th May, 1918.)
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 25 Jan 1918 1340 22 Bristol F.2b (A7236) Albatros D.III (OOC) 1 SW of Lille
2 18 Feb 1918 1400 22 Bristol F.2b (A7251) C (OOC) 1 Seclin
3 13 Mar 1918 1630 22 Bristol F.2b (A7286) Albatros D.V (DES) 2 W of Emmerin
4 16 Mar 1918 1045 22 Bristol F.2b (C4808) Pfalz D.III (OOC) 3 Oignies
5 16 Mar 1918 1100 22 Bristol F.2b (C4808) Pfalz D.III (OOC) 3 Oignies
6 16 Mar 1918 1115 22 Bristol F.2b (C4808) Pfalz D.III (DES) 3 Beaumont
7 21 Mar 1918 1420 48 Bristol F.2b (C4707) Pfalz D.III (DES) 4 SW of Honnecourt
8 23 Mar 1918 1124 48 Bristol F.2b (C4707) LVG C (DES) 5 NW of Hem
9 23 Mar 1918 1625 48 Bristol F.2b (C4707) LVG C (DES) 4 Matigny
10 23 Mar 1918 1625 48 Bristol F.2b (C4707) Pfalz D.III (DES) 4 Matigny

1 Observer Lt Hugh Moore
2 Observer 2Lt Percy Williams
3 Observer Lt George Hayward
4 Observer Cpl Walter Beales
5 Observer Cpl Walter Beales; shared with Lt Andrew Cowper (B8407)
 
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