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Name: James Alexander Weatherhead Binnie
James Alexander Weatherhead Binnie
Country: Scotland
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 48
Victories: 9
Born: 25 June 1894
Place of Birth: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died: 1962
Place of Death: Didcot, Oxfordshire, England
Cemetery: St. Peter's Church Yard
 
 
The son of David and Barbara Binnie, James Alexander Weatherhead Binnie transferred to the Royal Flying Corps after serving with the Highland Light Infantry. 2nd Lieutenant Binnie received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 4234 on the Caudron biplane at Cheltenham Flying School on 16 February 1917. Posted to 48 Squadron, he scored 9 victories flying the Bristol Fighter in the summer of 1917.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 15 Jun 1917 1940 48 Bristol Fighter (A7123) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) SW of Douai
2 15 Jun 1917 2020 48 Bristol Fighter (A7123) 1 Albatros D.III (DESF) 3 N of Vitry
3 13 Jul 1917 0940 48 Bristol Fighter (A7151) 1 Albatros D.V (DESF) Slype
4 28 Jul 1917 0815 48 Bristol Fighter (A7123) 1 Albatros D.V (DESF) 4 Ghistelles-Zevecote
5 19 Aug 1917 0650 48 Bristol Fighter (A7220) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Ostend
6 22 Aug 1917 0900 48 Bristol Fighter (A7220) 1 Albatros D.V (DESF) Ghistelles
7 26 Aug 1917 0830 48 Bristol Fighter (A7220) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) W of Middelkerke
8 26 Aug 1917 0830 48 Bristol Fighter (A7220) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) W of Middelkerke
9 11 Sep 1917 1015 48 Bristol Fighter (A7220) 2 DFW C (OOC) Dixmude

1 Observer Cpl V Reed
2 Observer Lt Thomas Tuffield
3 Shared with Capt Brian Baker & Lt H Munro
4 Shared with Capt Brian Baker & Lt G R Spencer
 
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