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Name: Charles Myers Whitham
Country: England
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 205
Victories: 5
Born: 22 November 1898
Place of Birth: Halifax, Yorkshire, England
Died: 1991
Place of Death: Halifax, Yorkshire, England
 
 
Having transferred from the 7th TR Battalion to the Royal Flying Corps in August 1917, Charles Myers Whitham, an observer with 205 Squadron, participated in over 50 bombing sorties and 30 reconnaissance sorties during the summer of 1918.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 10 Aug 1918 1540 205 D.H.4 (A7573) 1 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Brie Bridge
2 11 Aug 1918 0800 205 D.H.4 (D8387) 1 Pfalz D.III (OOC) Péronne
3 11 Aug 1918 1910 205 D.H.4 (D8387) 1 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Biaches
4 13 Aug 1918 1110 205 D.H.4 (D9265) 1 Pfalz D.IIII (OOC) Péronne
5 21 Aug 1918 1505 205 D.H.4 (D9277) 1 Fokker D.VII (DES) NE of Bethencourt

1 Pilot Lt William Clarke
 
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