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Name: Frederick Stanley "Freddie" Gordon
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Bar
Croix de Guerre [Belgium]
Frederick Gordon
Country: New Zealand
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 74
Victories: 9
Born: 29 October 1897
Place of Birth: Auckland, New Zealand
Died: 27 June 1985
Place of Death: Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand
 
 
A farmer from Hillsborough, Frederick Stanley Gordon was the only son of Dr. Gordon. He received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 5505 on a Curtiss Flying Boat at New Zealand Flying School, Kohimarama on 17 October 1917. Flying the S.E.5a on the Western front with 74 Squadron, he scored nine victories. Post-war, he was appointed to the New Zealand Air Force, with the rank of First Lieutenant, in 1923. His sister married Keith Caldwell.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 02 Aug 1918 0930 74 S.E.5a (D3438) LVG C (CAP) 1 Dickebusch
2 16 Aug 1918 0830 74 S.E.5a (D3438) Fokker D.VII (DES) Messines
3 16 Aug 1918 0830 74 S.E.5a (D3438) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Messines
4 16 Aug 1918 1250 74 S.E.5a (D3438) Rumpler C (DES) E of Kemmel Hill
5 22 Aug 1918 0550 74 S.E.5a (D3438) LVG C (OOC) Estaires
6 04 Sep 1918 0805 74 S.E.5a (E1978) Balloon (DES) S of Roulers
7 28 Oct 1918 1445 74 S.E.5a Fokker D.VII (DES) NW of Wortegem
8 28 Oct 1918 1450 74 S.E.5a Fokker D.VII (OOC) Wortegem
9 30 Oct 1918 0830 74 S.E.5a Balloon (DES) Quaremont

1 Shared with George Gauld
 
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