Captain George (McIrish) McElroy KIA 1918

#OnThisDay 1918 Captain George (McIrish) McElroy was killed by ground fire. From Donnybrook, McElroy was one of the RFC& RAFs most decorated & successful pilots of WW1 with 47 kills. In Dublin during the Easter Rising, he refused to fire on fellow Irishmen.

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