Douglas Cameron (RAF officer)

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Douglas Euan Cameron; birth name Douglas Euan Cameron
Born 18 January 1893
Southampton, Hampshire, England
Died Unknown
Allegiance Great Britain
Service/branch Flying service
Rank Second lieutenant
Unit No. 1 Squadron RAF
Awards French Medaille d'Honneur

Second Lieutenant Douglas Euan Cameron (born 18 January 1893, date of death unknown) was a World War I flying ace credited with five victories. He is the sole winner of France's Medaille d'Honneur.[1]

Cameron was commissioned an officer on 11 March 1918. He joined 1 Squadron on 19 June. He scored his first victory on 15 September, over a Pfalz D.XII fighter, and the rest of his wins over Fokker D.VII fighters, with his final two coming on 28 October 1918. He shared credit for four of his five triumphs; among the other pilots aiding him were fellow aces Charles Lavers and William Ernest Staton. He was discharged from service on 6 January 1919.[2]

Sources of information[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/england/cameron.php Retrieved 4 February 2010.
  2. ^ Above the Trenches: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces 1915-1920. p. 96. 

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.