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66 Squadron, RFC & RAF, 1916 to 1919

Summary life history of Officers


Capon, Robert Stanley, Lt
Born English 24/02/1886 at Liverpool
With 66 Squadron to 24/04/1917 as pilot
RAeC Certificate 2762 dated 08/04/1916
Eventual fate POW on 24/04/1917 in aircraft A6175
Awarded MBE
Notes: 3/7 Liverpool Regt. Served with 24 Sqn. 16-31/08/1916, when WIA. POW 24/04/1917, captured at Cambrai, interned in Strohen, Holzminden & Clausthal, repatriated 30/12/1918. Retired RAFR 08/11/1928. Retired Superintendent RAE Farnborough 08/11/1952.


Carmicheal

With 66 Squadron as MO



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Carpenter, Peter, Capt
Born Welsh 06/12/1891 at Cardiff
With 66 Squadron from 27/02/1918 to 06/01/1919 as pilot

Eventual fate died on 21/03/1971
Awarded DSO MC*
Notes: 24 & 29 Royal Fusiliers. 45 Sqn. See biography pages.


Coates, Wells Wintemute, 2/Lt
Born Canadian 17/12/1895
With 66 Squadron from 16/11/1918 to 20/02/1919 as pilot



Notes: 25/01/18 S Farnborough, 11/02/18 2 OCW, 06/04/18 6 SoA, 008/06/18 Armaments course Uxbridge, 22/06/18 Vendome, 27/10/18 graduated cat "C", 04/11/18 4 FS, 05/11/18 14 Wg, 16/11/18 66 Sqn, 20/02/19 HE, 19/03/19 SE Area, 31/03/19 30 TDS, 20/05/19 RD Uxbridge


Cockburn, Arthur Leopold, 2/Lt
Born English 15/03/1889
With 66 Squadron from 26/05/1917 to 17/01/1918 as EO3

Eventual fate Died
Awarded MiD(I), Croce di Guerra
Notes: 30/11/08 Rifleman s/n 508 Queens Westminster Rifles, 07/07/16 1 SoI, T2/Lt on probation, 24/07/16 2/Lt, 9 Wg Special Duty Flt, 26/05/17 66 Sqn, also served 59 sqn. Died 1966 Hendon area of London.


Collier, John Tessimond, Lt.
Born English 12/05/1896 at Manchester
With 66 Squadron from 07/02/1917 to 04/05/1917 as pilot
RAeC Certificate 6456 dated 24/09/1916
Eventual fate kifa on 25/04/1920 in aircraft MABAA
Awarded 1914/15 Star ?
Notes: 24/11/1914 RFA, 29/07/16 1 SoA, 02/09/16 4 RS, 13/09/16 36 RS, 25/11/7 40 RS, 12/02/17 EF 66 Sqn, 15/02/17 2 SoAG?, 04/05/17 wia, 27/07/17 37 Sqn, 07/08/17 61 Sqn, 09/11/17 44 Sqn, Died in Nieuport 80 1920 Valdespartera (Zaragoza) Spain.


Courtenay, William James, 2/Lt
Born Canadian 28/11/1897 at St.Thomas, Elgin, Ontario
With 66 Squadron from 28/07/1918 to 07/10/1918 as pilot

Eventual fate kia on 07/10/1918 in aircraft D8215

Notes: 27/11/17 4 SMA, 04/12/18 84 CTS, 30/01/18 Sch Aerial Gunnery, 10/02/18 FO, 36 TS, 18 TS, 28/04/17 66 Sqn A Flt,


Cox, Dudley Fisher, 2/Lt
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Awarded MiD(E)
Notes: !


Cox, Charles Leslie, Lt
Born English
With 66 Squadron from 25/07/1918 as pilot


Awarded Croce di Guerra MiD(E)
Notes: Resigned RAF May 1940


Cremonini, James Henry, 2/Lt
Born English 22/10/1898
With 66 Squadron from 07/10/1917 to 18/10/1917 as pilot

Eventual fate kifa on 18/10/1917 in aircraft B4606

Notes: 16/04/17 1 SoA, 19/05/17 7 RS, 20/06/17 Grp Pool, 12/07/17 7 TS, 20/08/17 73 Sqn, 06/10/17 66 Sqn, 18/10/17 kifa, 1st 66 Sqn Camel death due to acc.


 

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