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The details I have about this man and his observer come from the RFC Casualty Report, namely that his observer/gunner that day was Pte TA Booth, and that they had set off at 11-50am that morning in RE8 A87. They had their combat - your details provide much more detail about this, so thanks for these - and were shot down at a Map Ref C.7.c.3.9., which ties in well with Bouchavesnes. There was a Jasta 3 claim that day for a "BE" over Rancourt and Combles, by Ltn G Schlenker, which may possibly be linked.
At the time, 52 Sqn were struggling with the new RE8 and went through the unique situation of retro-equipping back onto BE2es for a while, around this time, as morale had dropped noticibly.
All the above comes from my book The Sky Their Battlefield, and he appears once before this on 29th January 1917, when he and Cpl Boult shot down an enemy aircraft, in the same RE8. I still don't know Cpl Boult's initials.
I hope this helps.
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