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Name: George Clifton Peters
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) George Clifton Peters
Country: Australia
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Australian Flying Corps
Units: 1 (AFC)
Victories: 7
Born: 06 May 1894
Place of Birth: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died: 29 September 1959
Place of Death: South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
The son of George Christie and Miriam Blanche (Gore) Peters, George Clifton Peters was a graduate of University of Tasmania. He served as a sapper with the 8th Field Company Engineers before transferring to the Australian Flying Corps. In 1918, he was posted to 1 Squadron in Palestine. Flying the Bristol Fighter, Peters and his observers scored seven victories by the end of summer. He returned to service with HQ Victoria Covering Force during World War II.
AWM28 2/116, Honours and Awards (Recommendation)
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. George Clifton Peters (Australian F.C.). (EGYPT)
Lieut. James Hamilton Traill (Australian F.C.). (EGYPT)
   On 24th August Lieut. Peters, with Lieut. Traill as observer, in company with another machine, attacked seven hostile aeroplanes; they succeeded in crashing two and drove down a third out of control. This is only one instance out of many in which these officers have displayed marked skill and gallantry in attacking and destroying enemy aeroplanes. Their keenness and devotion to duty in aerial combats and in attacking ground targets sets a fine example to others.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 15 Apr 1918 1150 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (C4623) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Kalkilieh
2 09 May 1918 1515 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (C4623) 2 C (FTL/DES) Jenin a/d
3 29 May 1918 0815 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (C4623) 1 Rumpler C (DESF) 3 NE of Nablus
4 24 Jul 1918 0530 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (B1278) 1 Rumpler C (DES) 4 Tanturah
5 24 Aug 1918 0815 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (B1278) 1 LVG C (DES) E of Hanuteh
6 24 Aug 1918 0815 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (B1278) 1 Pfalz D.III (DES) E of Hanuteh
7 22 Sep 1918 1700 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (B1278) 1 DFW C (DES) N of Deraa

1 Observer Lt James Traill
2 Observer Lt Garfield Finlay
3 Shared with Lt E C Stooke & Lt William Weir
4 SharedShated with Lt J M Walker & Lt H A Letch (B1222)
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