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Name: Roderic Stanley "Bréguet" Dallas
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) and Bar
Roderic Dallas
Country: Australia
Rank: Major
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 1N; 1W (RNAS)
40 (RAF)
Victories: 32
Born: 30 July 1891
Place of Birth: Mount Stanley, Queensland
Killed In Action: 01 June 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near LiƩvin, France
Cemetery: Pernes British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France Image
 
 
Dallas joined the Australian army in 1913. When war broke out, he applied for a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps but was rejected. Instead, he joined the Royal Naval Air Service in 1915. Flying Nieuport Scouts, Sopwith Triplanes and Sopwith Camels, Dallas scored 23 victories before he assumed command of 40 Squadron on 1 April 1918. Two weeks later, he was wounded while strafing enemy troop positions but continued flying combat missions. With the S.E.5a, he scored 9 more victories before he encountered three members of Jasta 14 and was killed in action, shot down by Johannes Werner in a Fokker DR.I.
 
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) Bar
Flt.-Cdr. Roderic Stanley Dallas, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.
   In recognition of his services on the 23rd April, 1917, when with two other machines he engaged a formation of nine-hostile scouts and two-seater machines. Two two-seater machines were shot down, one of them by Flt.-Cdr. Dallas unassisted.
   (The award of the Distinguished Service Cross was announced in the London Gazette of 6th September, 1916.)
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
u/c 20 Feb 1916 1W Nieuport 11 (3981) C (DD) Nieuport
1 22 Apr 1916 abt 0530 1W Nieuport 11 (3987) C (OOC) Middelkerke
2 20 May 1916 0700 1W Nieuport 11 (3993) Seaplane (DES) Off Blankenberghe
3 21 May 1916 abt 1400 1W Nieuport 11 (3991) C (OOC) N of Dunkerque
4 01 Jul 1916 1W Sopwith Triplane (N500) C (OOC) Off La Panne
5 09 Jul 1916 1510 1W Nieuport 11 (3994) Fokker E.III (OOC) Mariakerke
6 30 Sep 1916 1W Sopwith Triplane (N500) D (OOC) SW of St. Pierre Capelle
7 01 Feb 1917 1W Sopwith Triplane (N5436) LVG C (DES) N of Dixmude
8 05 Apr 1917 1200 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5436) Albatros D.II (OOC) ESE of St. Quentin
9 08 Apr 1917 1445 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5436) C (OOC) E of Cambrai
10 22 Apr 1917 1722 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5436) Albatros D.III (DES) Arleux
11 22 Apr 1917 1725 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5436) Albatros D.III (DESF) Arleux
12 23 Apr 1917 0800 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5436) Albatros C (OOC) W of Douai
13 24 Apr 1917 0815 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5436) Albatros D.III (OOC) SE of Lens
14 30 Apr 1917 0835 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5436) Rumpler C (DES) Haynecourt
15 30 Apr 1917 0925 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5436) Albatros D.III (OOC) Haynecourt
16 05 May 1917 1900 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5436) Albatros D.III (OOC) E of Lens
17 19 May 1917 1945 1N Sopwith Triplane (N6296) Albatros D.III (OOC) Henin-Lietard
18 22 Jul 1917 0930 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5466) Albatros C (DES) Lille
19 12 Aug 1917 0800 1N Sopwith Triplane (N6308) Albatros D.V (DES) E of Wervicq
20 16 Aug 1917 0845 1N Sopwith Triplane (N534) Albatros D.V (DES) Gheluwe
21 15 Nov 1917 0915 1N Sopwith Camel (B6427) DFW C (DES) Ruggevelde
22 06 Dec 1917 0730 1N Sopwith Camel (B6431) DFW C (OOC) Ostend
23 12 Mar 1918 1115 1N Sopwith Camel (B6427) Rumpler C (CAP) Dixmude
24 11 Apr 1918 1840 40 S.E.5a (C4879) DFW C (DES) La Bassée
25 12 Apr 1918 1925 40 S.E.5a (B178) Albatros D.V (DES) S of Estaires
26 02 May 1918 1450 40 S.E.5a (D3511) Albatros D.V (DES) Brebieres
27 08 May 1918 1745 40 S.E.5a (D3511) Pfalz D.III (DES) Brebieres
28 15 May 1918 0715 40 S.E.5a (D3511) Albatros C (OOC) E of La Bassée
29 18 May 1918 1200 40 S.E.5a (D3511) Rumpler C (DESF) Lille
30 20 May 1918 2000 40 S.E.5a Pfalz D.III (OOC) 1 Merville
31 22 May 1918 1115 40 S.E.5a (D3511) Pfalz D.III (OOC) W of Lille
32 27 May 1918 2015 40 S.E.5a (D3520) Pfalz D.III (DES) Hantay, E of Billy

1 Shared with Ivan Hind, Lt H H Wood, Lt C O Rusden, Gwilym Lewis, 1/Lt D S Poler
 
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