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Name: John Stanley Chick
Military Cross (MC) John Stanley Chick
Country: Wales
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Units: 11
Victories: 16
Born: 22 September 1897
Place of Birth: Pontardawe, Glamorgan
Died: 21 January 1960
Place of Death:  
 
 
2nd Lieutenant John Stanley Chick received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 4735 on the Maurice Farman biplane at Military School, Ruislip on 27 May 1917. He was injured in a crash on 26 June 1918.
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./2nd Lt. John Stanley Chick, Gen. List and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While leading a patrol of four machines over the enemy's lines he attacked an enemy two-seater machine, which his observer drove down completely out of control. Shortly afterwards the patrol engaged nineteen enemy machines; he dived on to the uppermost machine, and drove it down in a series of spins and side-slips completely out of control. He then attacked two others and brought them down in the same manner, while his observer drove down another out of control. On another occasion his formation, consisting of five machines, attacked twenty-five enemy aeroplanes. He destroyed one of the enemy, and drove down another out of control. He set a magnificent example of courage and skill.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 01 Jan 1918 1330 11 Bristol Fighter (C4846) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Crevecoeur
2 28 Jan 1918 1315 11 Bristol Fighter 2 DFW C (OOC) N of Bourlon Wood
3 12 Mar 1918 1115 11 Bristol Fighter (C4847) 3 C (OOC) S of Cambrai
4 12 Mar 1918 1145 11 Bristol Fighter (C4847) 3 Fokker DR.I (OOC) Caudry
5 12 Mar 1918 1150 11 Bristol Fighter (C4847) 3 Fokker DR.I (OOC) Caudry
6 12 Mar 1918 1155 11 Bristol Fighter (C4847) 3 Fokker DR.I (OOC) Caudry
7 12 Mar 1918 1155 11 Bristol Fighter (C4847) 3 Fokker DR.I (OOC) Caudry
8 13 Mar 1918 1345 11 Bristol Fighter (C4847) 3 Albatros D.V (OOC) S of Cambrai
9 15 Mar 1918 1115 11 Bristol Fighter (A7153) 3 Albatros D.V (DESF) Rumilly
10 15 Mar 1918 1115 11 Bristol Fighter (A7153) 3 Albatros D.V (OOC) Rumilly
11 09 May 1918 1220 11 Bristol Fighter (C4845) 4 Pfalz D.III (OOC) S of Albert
12 09 May 1918 1220 11 Bristol Fighter (C4845) 4 Pfalz D.III (OOC) S of Albert
13 15 May 1918 0600 11 Bristol Fighter (C797) 4 C (DESF) Brebieres
14 15 May 1918 1720 11 Bristol Fighter (C797) 4 Fokker DR.I (DES) SE of Albert
15 15 May 1918 1721 11 Bristol Fighter (C797) 4 Pfalz D.III (DES) SE of Albert
16 15 May 1918 1722 11 Bristol Fighter (C797) 4 Fokker DR.I (OOC) SE of Albert

1 Observer Lt H R Kinkead
2 Observer Capt Reginald Makepeace
3 Observer Lt Percy Douglas
4 Observer Lt Eric Gilroy
 
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