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Stevenson, Frederick Joseph DFC (Captain)

Survived 1918-August-31

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Birth Date: unkown date (age 31)

Born: Parry Sound, Ontario

Joseph Stevenson & Annie Laurie Quinn


Home: The Pas, Manitoba

Enlistment: Winnipeg, MN; 196 Btn., CEF, RFC in Summer, 1917

Enlistment Date: 1916-01-01

Decorations: DFC

Distinguished Service Cross
79 (F) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Nil Nobis Obstare Potest (Nothing can withstand us)
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Service Numbers
1918-06-01: posted to 79 Sqn. 1918-08-31: OK in D-5220' Sopwith Dolphin; heavy landing in strong wind from offensive patrol. Stevenson had scored 3 confirmed victories by the end of the war. He died in the crash of his Fokker Universal aircraft, G-CAGE, when it crashed on a test flight after repairs, when it was coming in to land.

Sopwith Dolphin

Source Kestrel Publications

The Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin was a British fighter aircraft manufactured by the Sopwith Aviation Company. It was used by the Royal Flying Corps and its successor, the Royal Air Force, during the First World War. The Dolphin entered service on the Western Front in early 1918 and proved to be a formidable fighter. The aircraft was not retained in the postwar inventory and was retired shortly after the war.

No. 1 (Fighter) Squadron, which operated Dolphins along with S.E.5as, Sopwith Snipes, and captured Fokker D.VIIs, was disbanded on 28 January 1920. Although retired from Canadian Air Force service, a small number of Dolphins were sent back to Canada. Wikipedia

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Dolphin D5220

79 (F) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Nil Nobis Obstare Potest

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