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Name: John Pierce Findlay
John Pierce Findlay
Country: South Africa
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 88
Victories: 6
Born: 16 December 1898
Place of Birth: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
A Bristol Fighter pilot, John Pierce Findlay joined the Royal Flying Corps in August 1917. 2nd Lieutenant Findlay received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 5152 on the Maurice Farman biplane at Military School, Ruislip on 26 August 1917. In 1918, he was posted to 88 Squadron where he scored three victories before he received a stomach wound in August. Following a quick recovery, he returned to duty in September and shared three more victories with his observers.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 31 May 1918 1950 88 Bristol Fighter (C785) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Ostend
2 02 Jun 1918 1945 88 Bristol Fighter (C785) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Ostend
3 29 Jul 1918 1830 88 Bristol Fighter (E2474) 2 Fokker D.VII (DESF) Bois Grenier
4 06 Sep 1918 1845 88 Bristol Fighter (E2474) 3 Fokker D.VII (OOC) N of Douai
5 04 Oct 1918 1745 88 Bristol Fighter (E2474) 2 Fokker D.VII (DES) 4 1 mi SE of Lille
6 04 Oct 1918 1745 88 Bristol Fighter (E2474) 2 Halberstadt C (DES) 1 mi SE of Lille

1 Observer 2Lt G W Lambert
2 Observer 2Lt R E Hasell
3 Observer 2Lt William Tinsley
4 Shared with Lt I G Fleming & Lt Horace Eldon
 
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