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Squadron Commander Davies and Flight Lieutenant Peirse dropping bombs on the submarine station at Zeebrugge under heavy fire. - AviationArtPrints.com

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Squadron Commander Davies and Flight Lieutenant Peirse dropping bombs on the submarine station at Zeebrugge under heavy fire.


Squadron Commander Davies and Flight Lieutenant Peirse dropping bombs on the submarine station at Zeebrugge under heavy fire.

Squadron Commander Richard Bell Davies, R.N., and Flight Lieutenant Richard Edmund Charles Peirse have repeatedly attacked the German submarine stations at Ostend and Zeebrugge, while being subjected to heavy and accurate fire, during which their machines have frequently been hit. On January 23rd 1915, they flew over Zeebrugge, and at the beginning of the fight Squadron Commander Davies was severely wounded by a bullet in the thigh. But having planed down to close range, the two officers discharged eight bombs upon the German submarines, which were lying alongside the mole. In spite of pain and loss of blood Squadron Commander Davies handled his machine for an hour with great skill. Both officers were awarded the D.S.O.
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PRINT First World War antique black and white book plate published c.1916-18 of glorious acts of heroism during the Great War. This plate may also have text on the reverse side which does not affect the framed side. Title and text describing the event beneath image as shown.

Paper size 10.5 inches x 8.5 inches (27cm x 22cm)none13.00

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Killed aged 22 on 4th July 1943 when his Stirling BK718 WP-M of No.90 Sqn was shot down and crashed near Cologne. He is buried in Overloon War Cemetery. Son of John and Marion Freeland, of Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
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Warrant Officer David Fraser added to aircrew database :
Was on his 4th Operation as a Rear Gunner with 115 Sqn on Wellingtons when he was shot down by night fighters on a raid to Hamburg on 10th May 1941. He then spent 4 years as a Prisoner of War.
Sergeant Hugh Murray added to aircrew database :
Killed aged 25 on 4th July 1943 when his Stirling BK718 WP-M of No.90 Sqn was shot down and crashed near Cologne. He is buried in Overloon War Cemetery. Son of Hugh and Alice Murray; husband of Frances MacMillan Murray.
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