The Aerodrome Home Page
Aces of WWI
Aircraft of WWI
Books and Videos
The Aerodrome Forum
Sign the Guestbook
Help
WWI Web Sites
Medals & Decorations
The Aerodrome News
Search The Aerodrome
Today in History




Name: Robert William McKenzie
Military Cross (MC)
Country: Australia
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Australian Flying Corps
Units: 2 (AFC)
41, 68 (RFC)
Victories: 6
Born: June 1895
Place of Birth: Adelaide, South Australia
Died: 1945
Place of Death:  
 
 
After serving in the Medical Corps, Robert William McKenzie transferred to the Australian Flying Corps on 2 December 1916. Serving first with 41 Squadron, he joined 68 Squadron in September 1917. Flying a D.H.5, he scored his first victory on 1 December 1917, shooting down an Albatros D.V. In 1918, his squadron was re-designated 2 Squadron in the AFC and re-equipped with the S.E.5a. With this aircraft, McKenzie scored five more victories in the spring of 1918. McKenzie died in a boating accident in 1945.
 
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. Robert William McKenzie, Aust. F.C., attd. R.F.C.
      For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. As a result of engaging hostile aircraft during four months, he on four occasions has destroyed a total of four hostile machines. He has also carried out numerous low-flying reconnaissances, in which he has bombed and engaged with machine-gun fire enemy formations. He has at all times displayed marked determination and devotion to duty.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 01 Dec 1917 1215 2 (AFC) D.H.5 (A9451) Albatros D.V (DES) NW of Villers-Guislain
2 19 Feb 1918 1148 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (C9539) Albatros D.V (DES) Pont a Vendin
3 12 Mar 1918 1305 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (B579) C (DES) Wingles
4 13 Mar 1918 1005 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (B579) Albatros D.V (DES) Wingles
5 22 Mar 1918 1510 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (C5382) Albatros D.V (OOC) Omissy
6 23 Mar 1918 0955 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (C5382) C (DESF) Brebieres-Vitry
 
Aces · Aircraft · Books · Forum · Guests · Help · Links · Medals · News · Search · Today