Drogheda man Capt. William Jameson Cairnes shot down by German Ace 1918

#OnThisDay 1918 Fighter Ace pilot Capt. William Jameson Cairnes from Drogheda, Louth was shot down & killed over France by German ace pilot Paul Billik. Cairnes, who was commissioned in the Leinster Regiment before attending pilot training, had 6 victories when his wing was shot off during the dogfight, a week before his 20th birthday. Both his brothers served in and survived WW1.
Capt. William Jameson Cairnes 1918

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