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66 Squadron, RFC & RAF, 1916 to 1919

Summary life history of Officers


Bacon, Edward Sivewright, 2/Lt
Born English 01/01/1894 at Hartlepool
With 66 Squadron from 21/07/1917 to 31/08/1917 as pilot

Eventual fate kia on 31/08/1917 in aircraft B1794

Notes: RFA, 03/05/17 Egypt 17 RS, 31/05/17 49 Sqn, 09/06/17 40 TS, 21/07/17 EF 66 Sqn, 31/08/17 mia Jasta 6 claim.


Bailes, Wilfred George, 2/Lt
Born English 08/08/1893 at Wandsworth
With 66 Squadron from 21/10/1917 to 26/12/1917 as pilot

Eventual fate wia on 26/12/1917 in aircraft B5407
Awarded 1914 Star
Notes: 01/05/14 14 London Regt, 15/09/14 EF, 31/03/15 14 Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders. 14/12/16 1 SoA, 09/02/17 47 RS, 14/03/17 45 RS, 22/04/17 34 RS, 01/09/17 Gunnery course Turnberry, 17/10/17 EF & 66 Sqn, 26/12/17 wia, Died in 1952.


Baker, Alfred Edmonds, Lt
Born Scottish 18/05/1899 at Broughty Ferry
With 66 Squadron from 27/05/1918 to 14/01/1919 as pilot



Notes: 10/08/17 SMA, 29/09/17 CFS, 14/11/17 63 TS, 04/05/18 2 SoG, 22/05/18 14 Wg, 27/05/17 66 Sqn, 14/01/19 26 TDS, 26/02/19 unemployed list.


Barker, William George, Capt
Born Canadian 03/11/1894 at Dauphin
With 66 Squadron from 10/04/1918 to 14/07/1918 as pilot

Eventual fate kifa on 12/05/1930 in aircraft CF-AKR
Awarded VC, DSO*, MC**CdeG(F)
Notes: Served CMR before transfer to RFC. To 139 Sqn 15/07/1918 as CO. Awarded VC with 201 Sqn. Also served with 4,9,15,28 & 139 Sqns. See Barker VC by Wayne Ralph.


Bartlett, Albert Frederick, 2/Lt
Born South African at N Transvaal S.Africa
With 66 Squadron from 16/12/1917 to 06/06/1918 as pilot

Eventual fate mia on 06/06/1918 in aircraft B7353

Notes: 20/02/17 S. Farnbo', 08/03/117 Denham, 11/05/17 Oxford, 22/96/17 12 TS, 28/10/17 40 TS, 15/11/17 1 SoAF&G, 12/12/17 7 Bde & 66 Sqn, 06/06/18 mia, 18/11/18 repatriated, 21/02/19 SE Area, 22/02/19 50 TDS, 19/05/19 30 TS, 26/07/19 2 Grp, 01/08/19 Repatriated


Bayetto, Tone Paul Hippolyte, Captain
Born English 28/05/1892 at London
With 66 Squadron from 01/09/1917 to 30/09/2017 as pilot
RAeC Certificate 488 dated 22/05/1913
Eventual fate kifa (29 TDS) on 28/09/1918 in aircraft E4449

Notes: ERFC 4/15, pilot 1 Sqn 1915, 12/03/16 3 Sqn, 18/06/16 loan 24 Sqn, 25/09/16 1 RS, 17 Wg, 17/01/17 CFS Instructor, 10/09/17 EF 66 Sqn , 30/09/17 wia HE, 25/03/18 TS. Shot down with 66 Sqn 31/09/1917. k w f 29 TDS. Also served with CFS. See biographies.


Bell, Hilliard Brooke Bell, Capt
Born Canadian 06/03/1897 at Chatham, Ontario
With 66 Squadron from 16/10/1917 to 13/07/1918 as pilot

Eventual fate died on 16/09/1960
Awarded MC, Al Valore Militare
Notes: 23/05/16 Pvt 67 Overseas Depot Battery CFA. Joined RFC 23/07/17, 15/09/17 FO, 14/08/17 81 Sqn, 13/10/17 66 Sqn. See Biography section.


Bell-Irving, Angus D, Capt
Born Canadian 24/05/1890 at Vancouver
With 66 Squadron from 12/01/1917 to 01/09/1917 as pilot



Notes: s/n 430467 C.P.T.D. 07/12/16 CFS "B" Sqn, 30/12/16 SoA&G, 12/01/17 66 Sqn, 24/03/17 Flt Cdr,24/03/17 EF, 07/09/17 88 Sqn, 25/01/18 7 TDS.


Bennett, George Leitch, 2/Lt (Admin)
Born Scottish? 06/01/1887
With 66 Squadron to 31/10/1916 as AEO



Notes: AEO with 66 Sqn, His AIR76 lists, Reading 10/7/16, Air Park India 10/07/16, AAP Lahore Eo3 (Stores) 31/07/16, Demob India 5/3/19.


Benstead, Frederick Ernest Clark, Lt
Born English 05/12/1899 at Cambridgeshire
With 66 Squadron from 01/05/1918 to 24/05/1918 as pilot



Notes: Ex RNAS, retired as Flt.Lt. September 1927, joined TA s/n 2032108 26 September 1933


Bernard, Lucien Arsine, 2/Lt
Born Canadian 01/08/1894 at Montreal ?
With 66 Squadron from 08/04/1918 to 09/05/1918 as pilot

Eventual fate wia on 09/05/1918 in aircraft B7389

Notes: 17/12/17 arrived England, 07/01/18 43 TS, 04/04/18 7 Bde, 08/04/18 66 Sqn, 09/05/18 wia to HE, 21/08/18 6 Bde, 20/08/18 53 Wg, 50 Sqn, 17/10/18 112 Sqn, 19/05/19 143 Sqn, 25/05/19 N Russia, 21/11/19 repatriated.


Birks, Gerald Alfred, 2/Lt
Born Canadian 30/10/1894 at Montreal
With 66 Squadron from 10/03/1918 to 01/07/1918 as pilot

Eventual fate died on 26/05/1991
Awarded MC*
Notes: 15/12/17 54 TS, 4 TDS, 23/02/17 2SoAG, 07/03/18 7 Bde, 12/03/18 14 Wg & 66 Sqn, 01/07/18 HE, 03/09/18 SoAF&G, 30/09/18 42 Wg, 02/10/18 82 TDS, 23/10/18 Wg HQ hospital, 42 Wg. Canadian Infantry. See C&CI Vol33/4 2002.


Bishop, John Wallis, 2/Lt
Born American 08/06/1892 at Berlin, Maryland
With 66 Squadron from 15/08/1918 to 13/03/1919 as pilot



Notes: 4 SMA, 24/04/18 HQ Trn Div 92 TS (Can), 00/07/18 HQ Trn Bde, 02/08/18 8 FS, 10/08/18 14 Wg 66 Sqn, 00/03/19 SE Area, 11/03/19 30 TDS, 29/05/19 RD Uxbridge, 12/07/19 Repatriated.


Black, Sidney Charles, 2/Lt
Born South African 04/10/1892 at King William Town
With 66 Squadron from 13/11/1918 as pilot


Awarded MM
Notes: s/n 26 1st South African Field Ambulance 15/10/15, JRFC 30/12/16, Retired Flt.Lt. Circa 1928


Boeree, Alfred Reginald, 2/Lt

With 66 Squadron from 04/09/1916 to 20/01/1917 as Flt Cmdr


Awarded MiD
Notes: 4th Suffolk Regt. 24/07/16 46 Sqn FO, 09/08/16 HE, 04/09/16 66 Sqn, 21/01/17 38 RS, 21/03/17 EF 19 Sqn Flt Cmdr, 23/09/17 Testing Sqn Flt Cmdr, 06/08/18 British Aero Mission USA, 07/11/19 Martlesham Heath.


Boumphrey, Joseph Whalley, Lt
Born English
With 66 Squadron from 13/05/1917 to 30/09/1917 as pilot

Eventual fate mia on 30/09/1917 in aircraft B1768

Notes: 11/1 Cheshire Yeomanry. Flying training undertaken in Egypt, 30/03/17 40 RS, 05/05/17 EF, 13/05/17 66 Sqn, 30/09/17 m.i.a. captured between Lille-Menin, p.o.w. Coutrai, by 12/17 Karlsruhe, Strohen, Saarbrucken, Holzminden, 14/12/18 repatriated Leith.


Boyd, Owen Tudor, Major
Born English 30/08/1889 at Cavendish Sq, London
With 66 Squadron from 03/01/1917 to 24/06/1917 as CO

Eventual fate died on 05/08/1944
Awarded OBE.MC.AFC
Notes: 5 Cavalry Indian Army, 27, 72 Sqns. Forced to land in Sicily 20/11/1940 POW escaped & returned to HE 02/1944. Acting Air Marshall, then AVM.


Boysen, Harold Koch, 2/Lt
Born American 02/11/1892 at Dallas
With 66 Squadron from 22/08/1917 to 01/07/1918 as pilot

Eventual fate WIA on 28/01/1918

Notes: 28/02/17 23 Wg HQ 2 Bde, 16/06/17 2/Lt (Temp), 14/07/17 61 TS, 16/07/17 81 Sqn, 19/08/17 66 Sqn, 28/01/18 flying accident. Born lake Benton Minnesota and died 20/02/1963 Harris County, Texas.


Briggs, Reginald McCray, 2/Lt

With 66 Squadron from 29/09/2017 to 21/10/1917 as Pilot

Eventual fate Returned to Regt.

Notes: only one record for this unusual name. 09/04/17 OCW Denham, 11/05/17 2 SoA, 23/07/17 72 sqn, 08/09/17 F O, 29/09/19 EF 66 Sqn? 21/10/17 To hospital, PUPO. Possibly joined HAC.


Buckland, L L, Lt.

With 66 Squadron from 29/08/1916 as Filton Station Adjutant



Notes: 25 Cavalry.


Burder, Raymond Gifford, Lt
Born English 14/07/1890 at Loughborough
With 66 Squadron from 01/07/1916 as RO
RAeC Certificate 1342 dated 03/06/1915


Notes: 12/08/14 Enlist ASC, 01/15 FO, 03/02/16 EO 3, 12/15 12 Sqn France, 1 AD, He MB Leicester, Equipment Officer 66 Sqn circa 01/07/1916, 05/03/17 2 SoA, 614 RASC (MT), 24/01/20 resigns commission.


Burns, Gilbert Franklin, 2/Lt
Born English 08/07/1899 at Birkenhead
With 66 Squadron from 10/03/1918 as pilot
RAeC Certificate 1342 dated 03/06/1915


Notes: 01/08/17 20 CW, 28/08/17 2 SoA, 24/11/17 5 TS, 24/11/17 43 TS, 19/01/18 2 ASoF&G, 07/03/18 7 Bde, 10/02/18 14 Wg, 10/03/18 66 Sqn, 10/04/18 HE, 26/04/18 85 Sqn, 17/05/17 91 Sqn, 13/07/18 SE Area, 06/07/18 91 Sqn, 10/10/18 29 TS, 3 Grp, 15/10/18 10 TDS.


Bush, Graham Shurmur, Lt
Born English 25/09/1895 at Keynsham
With 66 Squadron from 29/01/1917 to 12/03/1917 as Pilot
RAeC Certificate 1932 dated 20/10/2015


Notes: 01/10/15 Montrose, 04/10/15 Shoreham, 24/10/15 23 Sqn, 12/01/16 F.O. 29 Sqn, 26/03/16 EF, 26/04/16 wounded, 00/12/16 55 Sqn, 29/01/17 66 Sqn, 12/03/17 67 Sqn, 01/05/17 NEP, 27/06/17 Delivery pilot Bristol, 03/11/17 Lympe AAP, 21/00/17 Bristol AAP,


Butler, Charles Collie, Lt
Born English 07/11/1899 at Reading
With 66 Squadron from 06/09/1918 as pilot



Notes: Joined RNAS, 11/16 RAF Farnborough, 66 Sqn, 50 TDS, 14/03/19 SE Area, 24/04/19 Unemployed. P.O. RAFVR 23/08/41 with ATC.


 

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