William Norman Holmes

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William Norman Holmes
Born 1896
Selby, Yorkshire, England
Died Unknown
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Air Force
Rank Sergeant
Unit No. 62 Squadron RAF
Awards Military Medal

Sergeant William Norman Holmes MM (born 1896, date of death unknown) was a World War I flying ace credited with eight aerial victories.[1]

Between 11 March and 8 July 1918, while serving as an observer/gunner in No. 62 Squadron RAF, flying the Bristol F.2b fighter, he accounted for eight enemy aircraft; one Fokker D.VII, three Fokker Dr.I and four Albatros D.V. For his first three victories his pilot was Second Lieutenant S. W. Symons, for the fourth and fifth, Sergeant Frank Johnson, and for the last three one each with Captain Thomas L. Purdom, Lieutenant Douglas Savage and Captain William Ernest Staton.[1] He was awarded the Military Medal on 12 June 1918.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "William Norman Holmes". The Aerodrome. 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "No. 30743". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 June 1918. p. 7009.