Discover your relative in this index of airmen who died during the First World War. Discover your relative’s name, birth and death years, cause of death, rank, and more.
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These records come from the Naval & Military Press. The service branches designated in this collection are as follows: Australian Flying Corps, Miscellaneous Airmen Casualties, Pre-War Casualties, Royal Air Force, Royal Flying Corps, Royal Naval Air Service, United States Air Service Casualties Attached to the Royal Fighting Corps/Royal Air Force, US Navy Casualties, and Women’s Royal Air Force.
Edward Mannock, a flying ace responsible for 61 aerial victories, died on 26 July 1918 at the age of 31. He helped pioneer fighter aircraft tactics in aerial warfare. At the time of his death, he had attained the rank of Major. His transcript in this collection lists his honours and awards as VC / DSO / MC and his previous service as Royal Army Medical Corps and Royal Engineers.
James Thomas Byford McCudden, a flying ace responsible for 57 aerial victories, was killed while flying on 9 July 1918; he was 23 years old. From his transcript, we learn that he was buried at Wavans. His rank is listed as Major and his place or origin as a native of Gillingham, Kent.
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