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Name: Noel Keeble
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Bar
Croix de Guerre [France]
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 1W (RNAS)
202 (RAF)
Victories: 6
Born: 06 April 1891
Place of Birth: Peterborough, Northamptonshire
Place of Death:  
Noel Keeble was granted a permanent commission to Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force on 1 August 1919. Two of Noel Keeble's three sons were killed while flying for the RAF during WWII. His third son was invalided out of the RAF in 1939 whilst in training.
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Flt.-Lieut. Noel Keeble, R.N.A.S.
   For conspicuous gallantry on the 23rd October, 1916, when he attacked four German seaplanes and brought one of them down in a vertical nose-dive into the sea.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. (T./Capt.) Noel Keeble, D.S.C. {Sea Patrol).
   This officer (with an observer) has obtained 1,000 invaluable photographs of enemy positions miles behind the lines, and has brought home extremely important new information during this period. He has destroyed eight enemy machines, including one biplane during the past month. Captain Keeble is a most capable and gallant Flight Commander.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 25 Jan 1916 0800 1W Nieuport (3178) Seaplane (FTL) 7 mi off Neuport
2 23 Oct 1916 1W Sopwith Pup (5183) Seaplane (DES) 10 mi off Neuport
3 05 Jun 1918 1200 202 D.H.4 (A7446) 1 Pfalz D.III (DES) N of Eesen
4 10 Aug 1918 1425 202 D.H.4 (A7446) 1 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Bruges
5 16 Sep 1918 1100 202 D.H.4 (A7446) 1 Pfalz D.III (DES) Lissewerghe
6 16 Sep 1918 1125 202 D.H.4 (A7446) 1 Fokker D.VII (DESF) Dudzeele

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