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Name: John Todd
Military Cross (MC)
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
John Todd [Scotland]
Country: Scotland
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 70
Victories: 18
Born: 12 January 1899
Place of Birth: Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Died: 1980
Place of Death: Saint Cyrus, Kincardineshire, Scotland
Cemetery: Saint Cyrus, Kincardineshire, Scotland
 
 
With 70 Squadron, John Todd scored eighteen victories flying the Sopwith Camel in 1918. Post-war, he became a doctor and went to Livingstoniaas medical missionary. He was later awarded the MBE for his good work.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lt. (T./Capt.) John Todd, M.C. (formerly No. 70 Sqn.).
   With four other officers he engaged ten enemy scouts, shooting down one; later, on the same day, he shot down another in flames. In addition to these, during the last two months he has shot down seven enemy machines. His gallantry in leading his flight into action against enemy patrols of superior numbers has been an inspiring example.
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. (T./Capt.) John Todd, R.A.F.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During recent operations he destroyed three enemy aircraft, forced one to land in our lines, and drove four down out of control. He did very fine work.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Jan 1918 1430 70 Sopwith Camel (B3890) Albatros D.V (DES) 1 NE of Houthoulst Forest
2 28 Jan 1918 1550 70 Sopwith Camel (B3890) Fokker DR.I (OOC) NW of Menin
3 18 Feb 1918 1215 70 Sopwith Camel (B7320) Albatros D.V (OOC) Staden
4 12 Mar 1918 1245 70 Sopwith Camel (C8213) Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Menin
5 22 Mar 1918 1550 70 Sopwith Camel (C8213) Fokker DR.I (OOC) SW of Cambrai
6 22 Apr 1918 1630 70 Sopwith Camel (C1670) C (DES) SE of Wancourt
7 23 Apr 1918 70 Sopwith Camel (C1670) Two-seater (DES)  
8 29 Apr 1918 1910 70 Sopwith Camel (C1670) C (CAP) NE of Querrieu
9 27 May 1918 1000 70 Sopwith Camel (C1670) Albatros D.V (OOC) 2 Ribemont
10 27 May 1918 1155 70 Sopwith Camel (C1670) LVG C (DESF) Ribemont
11 30 May 1918 1110 70 Sopwith Camel (C1670) Albatros D.V (DESF) 3 Albert-Bruay
12 30 May 1918 1110 70 Sopwith Camel (C1670) Albatros D.V (DES) Albert-Bruay
13 31 May 1918 1000 70 Sopwith Camel (C1670) Albatros D.V (DES) SE of Albert
14 31 May 1918 1800 70 Sopwith Camel (C1670) Albatros D.V (DESF) SE of Albert
15 27 Jun 1918 2045 70 Sopwith Camel (C1670) Albatros D.V (DES) ½ mi E of Lakes at Albert
16 30 Jun 1918 1835 70 Sopwith Camel (C1670) Albatros D.V (OOC) Bray
17 30 Jun 1918 1840 70 Sopwith Camel (C1670) Fokker DR.I (DES) S of Bray
18 01 Jul 1918 0920 70 Sopwith Camel (C1670) Albatros D.V (OOC) Bray

1 Shared with Capt Frank Quigley
2 Shared with Lt Carl Falkenberg, Lt Hugh Saunders, Lt V C Chapman (B7471)
3 Shared with Lt Sydney Liversedge
 
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