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Name: Lewis Isaac Collins
Military Cross (MC)
Country: Scotland
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 18
Victories: 5
Born: 07 November 1894
Place of Birth: Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland
Died: 01 June 1971
Place of Death: Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland
Cemetery: Western Cemetery, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland
 
 
After serving with the 19th Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment, Lewis Isaac Collins, son of Isaac John and Helen Isles (McFee) Collins, was promoted to Second Lieutenant on 20 Septermber 1915 and seconded to the Royal Flying Corps in 1917. Posted to 18 Squadron, he scored five victories as a D.H.4 observer with Capt. David Arthur Stewart.
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./Capt. Lewis Isaac Collins, York. R. and R.A.F.
    For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has carried out twelve successful bombing raids, fifteen low bombing and reconnaissance flights, and ten successful photographic flights. He has carried out many low flying, harassing and bombing patrols of great value. In addition he has destroyed two enemy machines, on one occasion being attacked by three of the enemy.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 25 Mar 1918 1715 18 D.H.4 (A8038) 1 Two-seater (DES) Loupart Wood
2 27 Mar 1918 1130 18 D.H.4 (A7800) 1 Fokker DR.I (DES) SW of Albert
3 28 May 1918 1140 18 D.H.4 (A8038) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) W of Douai
4 17 Jun 1918 0845 18 D.H.4 1 Pfalz D.III (DES) Hulloch
5 17 Jun 1918 0850 18 D.H.4 1 Pfalz D.III (OOC) Loos

1 Pilot David Stewart
 
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