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Name: Rupert Randolph Winter
Rupert Randolph Winter
Country: England
Rank: Flight Commander
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Units: 4N, 6N, 9N
Victories: 5
Born: 24 September 1896
Place of Birth: Wallington, Surrey
Died: 03 February 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: SW of Roulers, Belgium
Cemetery: Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Harelbeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
The son of Reuben John and Frances Ellen Winter, Rupert Randolph Winter joined the Royal Naval Air Service on 25 April 1916. Flight Sub-Lieutenant Winter received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 3066 on a Maurice Farman biplane at Royal Naval Air Station, Chingford on 14 June 1916. Soon after he claimed his fifth victory on 3 February 1918, Flight Commander Winter was killed in action when his plane went down southwest of Roulers. Evidence suggests Winter may have been shot down by a Fokker DR.I flown by Otto Fruhner of Jasta 26.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 29 Apr 1917 1850 6N Nieuport 17 (N3199) Albatros D.III (OOC) Guise
2 21 Jul 1917 2005 6N Sopwith Camel (N6379) Albatros D.V (DES) Westende
3 28 Jul 1917 1600 6N Sopwith Camel (B3821) DFW C (DES) 1 N of Central
4 06 Dec 1917 1345 9N Sopwith Camel (B6317) Albatros C (DES) 2 NW of Courtrai
5 03 Feb 1918 1400 9N Sopwith Camel (B6430) Fokker DR.I (DES) 3 SW of Roulers

1 Shared with FSL Norman MacGregor
2 Shared with FSL E M Knott (B6288)
3 Shared with FSL M A Harker (N7381)
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