William Ernest Staton

Air Vice-Marshal William Ernest Staton CB, DSO & Bar, MC, DFC & Bar (27 August 1898 – 22 July 1983) was a British airman who began his career as a First World War flying ace credited with 26 victories. He was transferred to the Royal Air Force on its creation and remained in the RAF during the inter-war years. During the Second World War he served in England and pioneering the bombing technique of using pathfinders to mark targets. He then served in the Far East before becoming a Japanese prisoner of war. After the war he returned to Great Britain and the RAF where he reached air rank and captaining the British Olympic Shooting Team.

Read more about William Ernest Staton:  Early Service, Aerial Service in World War I, Service Between The Wars, Service During World War II, Service Following World War II

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