Charles Jeffs

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Charles Hubert Jeffs alias Charles Hugh Jeffs
Born 1885
Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
Died Unknown
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Infantry, then flying service
Rank Lieutenant
Unit Border Regiment, No. 56 Squadron RFC
Awards Military Cross

Lieutenant Charles Hubert Jeffs was a World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories.[1]

Jeffs transferred from the Border Regiment to the Royal Flying Corps. He was trained as a pilot and sent to No. 56 Squadron on 18 August 1917. Only four days later, he scored his first kill, using Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a no. B524 to destroy an Albatros D.V. Using the same plane, he tallied four more wins, with the last one coming on 29 September; he shared that one with fellow ace Gerald J. C. Maxwell and five other pilots. On 5 October, Jeffs fell beneath the guns of Bruno Loerzer as the German's eleventh victim. Jeffs survived, but was captured.[2]

Sources of information[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/england/jeffs.php Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  2. ^ Above the Trenches: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces 1915-1920. p. 210. 

References[edit]

Above the Trenches: a Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces 1915-1920. Christopher F. Shores, Norman L. R. Franks, Russell Guest. Grub Street, 1990. ISBN 0-948817-19-4, ISBN 978-0-948817-19-9.