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Name: William Watson Smith
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: Scotland
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 139
Victories: 8
Born: 1892
Place of Birth: Boharm, Banffshire
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
Scoring 5 victories in a single engagement on 30 July 1918, William Watson Smith together with his pilot, Walter Carl Simon, encountered 16 enemy aircraft whilst on offensive patrol. In the fight that followed, both men were wounded and their B.F.2b was badly shot-up.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
2nd Lt. William Watson Smith. (ITALY)
   This officer has shown exceptional keenness and efficiency as an observer. He has taken part in numerous reconnaissances, and his reports are invariably clear and accurate, containing valuable information which has proved of great assistance in our recent operations.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 04 Jul 1918 1030 139 Bristol F.2b (C999) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) Levico
2 15 Jul 1918 0800 139 Bristol F.2b (C997) 2 Albatros D.III (DES) Cortesano
3 17 Jul 1918 139 Bristol F.2b (C994) 2 Albatros D.V (DES) Nemo
4 30 Jul 1918 0630 139 Bristol F.2b (C999) 1 Albatros D.III (DESF) Motta
5 30 Jul 1918 0630 139 Bristol F.2b (C999) 1 Albatros D.III (DESF) Motta
6 30 Jul 1918 0635 139 Bristol F.2b (C999) 1 Two-seater (DES) Torre de Mosta
7 30 Jul 1918 0635 139 Bristol F.2b (C999) 1 Two-seater (DES) Caorle
8 30 Jul 1918 0635 139 Bristol F.2b (C999) 1 Albatros D.III (DESF) Caorle

1 Pilot Lt Walter Simon
2 Pilot Lt H C Walters
 
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