Personnel Index - Detail

Name
SIMPSON
First Names
Edward Arthur
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Service
RAF
Crew Position
Observer
Posting Details
7/6/18
Posting Out
29/8/18

 

Awarded the DFC with 6 victories.

Flew with pilot J A Keating.

Details of the DFC award:

On their return from a bombing raid on the 9th August 1918, the formation, with which this officer was serving as an Observer, was attacked by twenty five to thirty Fokkers. In the running fight that ensued, 2nd Lieut. Simpson, with marked coolness and judgment, shot down two machines in flames and caused two more to crash. He has displayed gallantry and courage in many bomb raids, and he rendered exceptional service during the Marne operations.
 

Supplement to the London Gazette, 2 November 1918 (30989/12973)