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Name: Ivan Frank Hind
Country: South Africa
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 40
Victories: 8
Born:
Place of Birth: Johannesburg
Died: 12 August 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Brie
Cemetery: Péronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
 
 
Ivan Frank Hind joined the Royal Flying Corps in May 1917. By August of 1918, he was a flight commander with 40 Squadron, flying the S.E.5a. In an encounter with a Fokker D.VII on 25 July 1918, he shot down Josef Raesch of Jasta 43. Less than a month later, Hind was killed when he was shot down by Ernst Udet of Jasta 4.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Apr 1918 0650 40 S.E.5a (B675) Albatros D.V (OOC) 1 S of Estaires
2 14 May 1918 1810 40 S.E.5a (B675) Pfalz D.III (OOC) E of Lens
3 19 May 1918 1855 40 S.E.5a (B675) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Provin
4 20 May 1918 2000 40 S.E.5a Pfalz D.III (OOC) 2 Merville
5 27 May 1918 2010 40 S.E.5a (B675) Pfalz D.III (DES) E of Billy
6 07 Jul 1918 0925 40 S.E.5a (C5358) LVG C (CAP) 3 Lens
7 25 Jul 1918 1720 40 S.E.5a (C5358) Fokker D.VII (DESF) SW of Lille
8 08 Aug 1918 1035 40 S.E.5a (E3984) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Brebieres

1 Shared with Capt Ian Napier
2 Shared with Maj Roderic Dallas, Lt H H Wood, Lt C O Rudsen, Capt Gwilym Lewis, Lt D S Poler
3 Shared with Capt Gwilym Lewis
 
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