James Victor Gascoyne
|James Victor Gascoyne|
|Born||25 May 1892
Royston, Hertfordshire, England
Taunton Deane, Somerset
|Unit||No. 92 Squadron RFC|
|Awards||Distinguished Flying Cross|
Gascoyne joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1913, before the start of the First World War, as one of its earliest recruits. In August 1914, he was assigned to No. 3 Squadron RFC in France as a ground crew member. After learning to fly in 1917 at Lilbourne, Northamptonshire, he joined No. 92 Squadron at Serny in early August of the same year. He was commanded by and flew with Arthur Coningham. The squadron was equipped with S.E.5a fighters.
James Victor Gascoyne, D.F.C. was also listed in The London Gazette as one of the "Pilot Officers on probation ... confirmed in their appointments and promoted to the war substantive rank of Flying Officer" as of 4 September 1941.
Citation for Distinguished Flying Cross
2nd Lieut. James Victor Gascoyne. (FRANCE)
During the months of October and November this officer has accounted for five enemy machines, and during recent operations he has displayed splendid daring and great skill in attacking enemy troops, etc. On 9th November, although he was wounded in the head early in the attack and his machine was badly shot about, 2nd Lieut. Gascoyne made a most successful attack on the enemy from a height of 100 feet, obtaining three direct hits and inflicting heavy casualties.
List of aerial victories
Confirmed victories are numbered and listed chronologically. Unconfirmed victories are denoted by "u/c" and may or may not be listed by date.
|3||23 October 1918 @ 13:00 hours||Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a||DFW two-seater||Destroyed||South of Pont du Nord||Victory shared with James Robb (RAF officer), William Reed (aviator), Evander Shapard, Thomas Stanley Horry, and four other pilots|
|4||27 October 1918 @ 07:35 hours||SE.5a||German two-seater||Destroyed||Two miles east of Le Quesnoy||Shared victory|
|5||29 October 1918 @ 16:05 hours||SE.5a||DFW two-seater||Destroyed||Favril||Victory shared with Oren Rose, two other pilots|
- "Supplement to The London Gazette, 8 February 1919". Supplement to The London Gazette (The Stationery Office, British Government) (31170): 2039. 8 February 1919.
- "James Victor Gascoyne". theaerodrome.com.
- Orange, Vincent (1990). Coningham : a biography of Air Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham. Chatham, Kent: Mackays of Chatham. pp. 26–27. ISBN 0413145808. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
- Parker, John (2013). Strike Command. Hachette UK. ISBN 9781472202598. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
- "The London Gazette, 23 September 1941". The London Gazette (The Stationery Office, British Government) (35283): 5527. 23 September 1941.
"The London Gazette, 23 September 1941". The London Gazette (The Stationery Office, British Government) (35283): 5528. 23 September 1941.
- The Aerodrome's listing .
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