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Name: Frank Douglas "Inky" Stevens
Order of the British Empire (OBE), Officer Frank Stevens
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 20
Victories: 5
Born: 1892/1893
Place of Birth: Kingston on Thames, Surrey
Place of Death:  
Flying the F.E.2d with 20 Squadron, Frank Douglas Stevens scored five victories in the spring and summer of 1917. He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) on 3 June 1919. On 7 July 1921 he married Eva May, youngest daughter of William Gore of Sandymount, Dublin, at Sandymount Presbyterian Church.
"You lucky blighter!" says Inky Stevens to H L Satchell
Courtesy of Dominic Gribbin
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 03 May 1917 1715 20 F.E.2d (A6444) Albatros D.III (OOC) Westroosebeke
2 03 Jul 1917 1600 20 F.E.2d (A6516) Albatros D.III (OOC) Becelaere
3 06 Jul 1917 1830 20 F.E.2d (A6516) Albatros D.III (OOC) Comines
4 17 Jul 1917 1955 20 F.E.2d (A6516) Albatros D.III (OOC) Polygon Wood
5 16 Aug 1917 1100 20 F.E.2d (A6516) Albatros D.III (OOC) SE of Polygon Wood
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