George “McIrish” McElroy born 1893

#OnThisDay 1893 George “McIrish” McElroy was born in Dublin. McElroy was a RFC/RAF fighter ace accredited with 47 kills putting him as one of the top aces in the RAF at the time. In Dublin during the Rising serving with the Royal Irish Regiment, he refused to fire on his own countrymen.

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