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Name: Albert Edward Woodbridge
Albert Edward Woodbridge
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 20
Victories: 7
Born: 09 January 1898
Place of Birth: Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Died: 07 September 1929 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Jask, Persia
   
 
 
An observer with 20 Squadron, Albert Edward Woodbridge, the son of Ellen Woodbridge, was educated at Westcliff and Mercer's School, London. It is believed that one of the four Albatros D.Vs he and Donald Cunnell claimed on 6 July 1917 was piloted by Manfred von Richthofen who was wounded in the head that morning. Woodbridge was wounded in action on 31 July 1917 but rejoined his squadron in the fall and scored three more victories. On 29 December 1917, 2nd Lieutenant Woodbridge received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 5696 on a Maurice Farman biplane at military school, Ruislip. During a London-to-India flight in 1929, he and two others were killed when the Imperial Airways mail plane he was piloting crashed in flames while attempting to land at Jask.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
The Essex Newsman, Essex, England, Saturday, 14 September 1929, page 1
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Jul 1917 1030 20 F.E.2d (A6512) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Wervicq
2 06 Jul 1917 1030 20 F.E.2d (A6512) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Wervicq
3 06 Jul 1917 1030 20 F.E.2d (A6512) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Wervicq
4 06 Jul 1917 1030 20 F.E.2d (A6512) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Wervicq
5 17 Oct 1917 0925 20 Bristol F.2b (A7141) 2 DFW C (DES) Wervicq-Menin
6 27 Oct 1917 1310 20 Bristol F.2b (A7298) 2 Albatros D.V (DES) SW of Roulers
7 08 Nov 1917 1330 20 Bristol F.2b (A7253) 2 Albatros D.V (DES) NE of Houthulst Forest

1 Pilot Donald Charles Cunnell
2 Pilot William Durrand
 
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