William Shields

Name: William Ernest Shields
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps Royal Air Force
Units: 41
Victories: 24
Date Of Birth: October 15, 1892
Place of Birth: Lipton, Saskatchewan
Date Of Death: 1920

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
"A skilful and fearless officer who in three weeks destroyed five enemy aeroplanes." DFC citation, London Gazette, September 21, 1918

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Bar
"A brilliant and courageous pilot who has personally destroyed twenty enemy machines. Exhibiting entire disregard of personal danger, he never hesitates to engage the enemy, however superior in numbers, and never fails to inflict serious casualties. His fine fighting spirit and skilful leadership inspired all who served with him." DFC Bar citation, London Gazette, December 3, 1918