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Name: Arthur Eden Reed
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Bar Arthur Reed
Country: South Africa
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 29
Victories: 19
Born: 22 August 1898
Place of Birth: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
Having served with the army in German East Africa, Arthur Eden Reed entered the Royal Flying Corps in April 1917. When he completed his training, he was posted to 29 Squadron in March 1918. Flying the S.E.5a, he scored nineteen victories during the war. Reed's brother, a Quartermaster Sergeant in the 4th South African Infantry Brigade, was a Victoria Cross recipient.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lt. Arthur Eden Reed.
   On a recent occasion, when on wireless interception duty, this officer attacked two Albatross two-seaters, both of which were destroyed, Lt. Reed shooting down one and his observer the other. On another occasion he attacked two enemy machines, destroying one; the second fled. A bold and skilful airman.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Bar
Lieut. Arthur Eden Reed, D.F.C. (FRANCE)
   A bold and skilful scout pilot of undaunted courage who has destroyed eleven enemy aircraft. On August 31st he, singlehanded, attacked five Fokkers shooting one down. And this is only one instance of several where he has successfully engaged the enemy in superior numbers.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 28 May 1918 1115 29 S.E.5a (D3563) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Neuf Berquin
2 06 Jun 1918 1035 29 S.E.5a (D5970) C (OOC) N of Estaires
3 06 Jun 1918 1800 29 S.E.5a (D5970) Pfalz D.III (DES) 1 NW of Estaires
4 17 Jun 1918 0915 29 S.E.5a (C1116) Albatros C (DES) E of Merville
5 22 Jul 1918 0800 29 S.E.5a (C1942) Hannover C (DES) Erquinghem
6 08 Aug 1918 1940 29 S.E.5a Albatros C (DES) 2 E of La Gorgue
7 09 Aug 1918 0800 29 S.E.5a (C1942) Halberstadt C (DESF) SE of Bailleul
8 13 Aug 1918 1415 29 S.E.5a (C1942) Fokker DR.I (OOC) Dixmude
9 14 Aug 1918 0830 29 S.E.5a (C1942) DFW C (DES) N of Ploegsteert Wood
10 18 Aug 1918 1145 29 S.E.5a (C1942) Balloon (DES) N of Estaires
11 18 Aug 1918 1745 29 S.E.5a (E5964) Halberstadt C (DES) S of Neuve Eglise
12 18 Aug 1918 1745 29 S.E.5a (E5964) Halberstadt C (OOC) S of Neuve Eglise
13 25 Aug 1918 0835 29 S.E.5a (E4000) Fokker D.VII (DES) SE of Ypres
14 31 Aug 1918 1755 29 S.E.5a (E4000) Fokker D.VII (DES) E of Voormezeele
15 01 Sep 1918 1815 29 S.E.5a (E4000) Fokker D.VII (OOC) W of Armentières
16 05 Sep 1918 1830 29 S.E.5a (E4000) LVG C (DES) SE of Armentières
17 06 Sep 1918 1910 29 S.E.5a (E4000) Fokker D.VII (OOC) S of Lille
18 07 Sep 1918 1205 29 S.E.5a (E4000) Halberstadt C (OOC) Warneton
19 13 Sep 1918 1750 29 S.E.5a (E4000) Halberstadt C (DES) SE of Deulemont

1 Shared with Lt Charles Ross
2 Shared with Lt R H Humphries, Lt D A O'Leary, Lt Claude Wilson, Lt Henry Rath
 
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