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Name: William Joseph Baynes Nel
Country: South Africa
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 84
Victories: 7
Born: 04 August 1891
Place of Birth: Transvaal
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
An S.E.5a pilot, William Joseph Baynes Nel was commissioned in July 1917 and posted to 84 Squadron in the summer of 1918. He was credited with seven victories, all of them Fokker D.VIIs. After the Armistice, Nel remained in the Royal Air Force, eventually retiring with the rank of Group Captain.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 27 Jun 1918 0945 84 S.E.5a (D6857) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 2 mi E of Villers-Brettoneaux
2 24 Jul 1918 1115 84 S.E.5a (D6926) Fokker D.VII (DES) SE of Warfusée-Abancourt
3 30 Jul 1918 1015 84 S.E.5a (D6926) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Wiencourt-Caix
4 07 Aug 1918 0910 84 S.E.5a (D6926) Fokker D.VII (OOC) NE of Le Quesnel
5 25 Aug 1918 1020 84 S.E.5a (E5957) Fokker D.VII (OOC) S of Tempeux
6 20 Sep 1918 1000 84 S.E.5a (E6429) Fokker D.VII (DES) Mont d'Origny
7 24 Sep 1918 0910 84 S.E.5a (B8491) Fokker D.VII (DES) Estrées-Gouy
 
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