Edward “Mick” Mannock RAF Ace Shot Down 1918

#OnThisDay 1918 Edward “Mick” Mannock VC, was shot down by AA fire & died. Mick (who was most likely born in Cork while his father, a corporal in the Royal Scots Regiment was stationed there in 1887) was one of the highest scoring pilots in the RFC/RAF during WW1 with 61 confirmed kills. For his role in #WW1, he was posthumously award the Victory Cross.


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