George “McIrish” McElroy, WW1 Ace Born in Dublin

#OnThisDay 1893 George “McIrish” McElroy was born in Dublin. McElroy was a RFC/RAF fighter ace with 47 kills, putting him as one of the top aces in the RAF at the time. In Dublin during the Rising, supposedly he refused to fire on his own countrymen & was transferred to another barracks in a quieter part of Ireland.

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