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Name: James Grant
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
Country: Scotland
Rank: Sergeant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 57
Victories: 8
Born: 1899
Place of Birth: Kilfinnan, Argyllshire, Scotland
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
The son of Simon and Agnes Grant and a D.H.4 observer with 57 Squadron, James Grant scored eight victories in 1918.
 
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
100425 Sergt.-Mech. James Grant (Sandbank, Argyllshire). (FRANCE)
   A gallant and capable non-commissioned officer who has accounted for six enemy aeroplanes. On 1st September, whilst on a bomb raid his formation was attacked by fifteen Fokker biplanes and five triplanes. In the severe fighting that ensued Sergt. Grant served his gun with exceptional skill, crashing one enemy machine, and it was largely due to his good shooting that the enemy were eventually driven off.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 10 Jun 1918 2010 57 D.H.4 (D9248) 1 Fokker DR.I (DESF) Grevillers-Vimy
2 10 Jun 1918 2025 57 D.H.4 (D9248) 1 Fokker DR.I (DES) Grevillers-Vimy
3 19 Jun 1918 1930 57 D.H.4 (A7821) 2 Pfalz D.III (OOC) 5 Bapaume
4 14 Aug 1918 1035 57 D.H.4 (D8377) 3 Fokker D.VII (DES) Roisel
5 01 Sep 1918 1400 57 D.H.4 (D8419) 3 Fokker D.VII (DES) Cambrai
6 04 Sep 1918 1000 57 D.H.4 (D8419) 4 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Bourlon Wood
7 05 Sep 1918 1125 57 D.H.4 (D8419) 4 Fokker D.VII (DES) W of Marcoing
8 05 Sep 1918 1605 57 D.H.4 (D8419) 4 Fokker D.VII (DES) W of Avesnes-le-Sec

1 Pilot Lt C W Peckham
2 Pilot Lt J T Kirkland
3 Pilot Lt E M Coles
4 Pilot Capt Andrew MacGregor
5 Shared with Capt Claud Stokes & Cpl J H Bowler
 
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