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Guy Wilbraham Wareing
Born 23 July 1899
Died 27 October 1918
Place of birth Warrington, England
Place of death East of Tournai, Belgium
Rumillies Churchyard Tournai, Belgium
Allegiance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Service/branch Aviation
Rank Captain
Unit No. 29 Squadron RAF
Awards Distinguished Flying Cross

Lieutenant Guy Wilbraham Wareing DFC was a World War I flying ace credited with nine aerial victories.[1]

Wareing joined the Royal Flying Corps in August 1917. He was assigned to 29 Squadron to pilot a Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a in June 1918. On 12 August, he began his victory roll by destroying a German Pfalz D.III fighter over Ploegsteert, Belgium. After destroying two reconnaissance planes and driving another down out of control, Wareing became both an ace and a balloon buster by ruining an observation balloon on 7 September 1918. He burned a Fokker D.VII and destroyed three more balloons, two of those being his last triumphs on two separate sorties on 29 September.[2] On 7 October, he was promoted to Temporary Captain, with the notice appearing in the London Gazette 11 October.[3]

Wareing was shot down and killed by Leutnant Josef Raesch of Jasta 43 on 27 October 1918.[4][5]

Honours and awardsEdit

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Lieut. Guy Wilbraham Wareing. (FRANCE)

A bold and courageous airman who has destroyed four enemy aeroplanes and shot down in flames a hostile balloon. He is conspicuous for zeal and devotion to duty. Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 December 1918[6]

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