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Name: Victor Maslin Yeates
Victor Yeates
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 46
Victories: 5
Born: 30 September 1897
Place of Birth: West Dulwich, Surrey
Died: 15 December 1934
Place of Death: Fairlight Sanatorium, Sussex
Cemetery: Ore, Sussex
 
 
A married man, Victor Maslin Yeates joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. in March 1916. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in May 1917, was promoted to temporary Second Lieutenant (on probation) on 15 June 1917 and joined 46 Squadron in February 1918. Shot down twice, he scored 5 victories flying the Sopwith Camel. Yeates authored "Winged Victory" before succumbing to tuberculosis on 15 December 1934.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 03 May 1918 1300 46 Sopwith Camel (C1637) C (DES) 1 NW of Don
2 06 May 1918 1800 46 Sopwith Camel DFW C (CAP) 2 St. Venant
3 15 May 1918 1250 46 Sopwith Camel (D6565) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Armentières
4 22 May 1918 0920 46 Sopwith Camel C (DES) 3 W of Estaires
5 03 Aug 1918 1835 46 Sopwith Camel (D9405) Fokker D.VII (DES) E of Lens

1 Shared with Donald MacLaren
2 Shared with Donald MacLaren, Cecil Marchant, John Smith, 2Lt H T W Manwaring
3 Shared with Alexander Vlasto, Lt J A Cote, Norton Bruce
 
Books
Winged Victory
Echoes of War; Victor Yeates / Hardcover / Cimino Publishing Group 1990
 
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