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Name: Alan Machin Wilkinson
Distinguished Service Order (DSO) Alan Wilkinson
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 23, 24, 48
Victories: 19
Born: 21 November 1891
Place of Birth: Eastbourne, Sussex
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
The son of a civil engineer, Lieutenant Alan Machin Wilkinson, of the Hampshire Regiment, received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 1398 on a Maurice Farman biplane at Farnborough on 4 July 1915. He achieved 10 of his victories while flying an Airco D.H.2. Having equipped it with two Lewis guns, he was eventually ordered to remove one of them.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Lt. (temp. Capt.) Alan Machin Wilkinson, Hamps. R. and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and skill. He has shown great dash in attacking enemy machines, and, up to the end of August, he had accounted for five. On one occasion while fighting a hostile machine he was attacked from behind, but out-manoeuvred the enemy and shot him down. Finally he got back, his machine much damaged by machine gun fire.
 
Distinguished Service Order (DSO) Bar
Lt. (temp. Capt.) Allan Machin Wilkinson, D.S.O., Hamp. R., and R.F.C.
   For great skill and gallantry. He came down to a low altitude and destroyed a hostile scout which was attacking one of our machines, the pilot of which had been wounded, thereby saving it. In one day he shot down and destroyed six hostile machines. He has destroyed eight hostile machines during the past ten days and has displayed exceptional skill and gallantry in leading offensive patrols.
   (D.S.O. gazetted October 20, 1916.)
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 16 May 1916 0700 24 D.H.2 (5966) AGO G.II (OOC) Péronne
2 16 May 1916 0730 24 D.H.2 (5966) Fokker E (OOC) Péronne
3 17 Jun 1916 1825 24 D.H.2 (5966) Fokker E (DES) Miraumont
4 17 Jun 1916 1900 24 D.H.2 (5966) Albatros C (FTL) Grevillers
5 18 Jun 1916 1950 24 D.H.2 (5966) C (DES) SE of Achiet le Grand
6 19 Jul 1916 1015 24 D.H.2 (5966) Fokker E (OOC) Bapaume-Péronne Road
7 21 Aug 1916 24 D.H.2 C (DES) 1 Le Sars
8 28 Aug 1916 1840 24 D.H.2 (7880) EA (DES) Le Sars-Fler
9 31 Aug 1916 1100 24 D.H.2 (7880) Roland C (DES) Villers
10 31 Aug 1916 1130 24 D.H.2 (7880) LVG C (OOC) High Wood
11 05 Apr 1917 abt 1200 48 Bristol F.2a 2 Albatros D.III (OOC) Douai
12 09 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 3 C (DES) Lens
13 09 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 3 Albatros D.III (OOC) Lens
14 09 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 2 Albatros D.III (DES) 4 Arras
15 09 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 2 Albatros D.III (OOC) 4 Arras
16 12 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 2 Albatros D.III (OOC) 5  
17 13 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 2 Albatros D.III (DES) 6 Vitry en Artois
18 13 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 2 Albatros D.III (OOC) 6 Vitry en Artois
19 22 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 2 Albatros D.III (OOC)  

1 Shared with 2Lt Harry Wood, 2Lt S J Sibley
2 Observer Lt Laurence Allen
3 Observer Lt Hugh Griffith
4 Shared with Capt John Letts & Lt H G Collins
5 Shared with Lt William Winkler & 2Lt Ernest Moore
6 Shared with Lt J W Warren & 2Lt Hugh Griffith
 
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