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Name: Leslie William Sutherland
Military Cross (MC)
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Country: Australia
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Australian Flying Corps
Units: 1 (AFC)
Victories: 8
Born: 17 December 1892
Place of Birth: Murrumbeena, Victoria
Died: 24 October 1967
Place of Death:
 
 
In 1917, Sutherland transferred to the Australian Flying Corps after serving in the Signals Service and the Light Horse. Posted to Palestine, he scored 8 victories as an observer on Bristol Fighters. Author of Aces and Kings, Sutherland served in the Royal Australian Air Force and became a pilot.
 
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. Leslie William Sutherland, F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He continually carried out difficult reconnaissances and brought in most valuable reports though he was often attacked by hostile aeroplanes. He showed the greatest initiative and determination.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 03 Jan 1918 0920 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (C4623) 1 Albatros D.III (DES) E of Arran-Mukeibik
2 22 Jul 1918 0615 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (C4623) 2 Rumpler C (DES) S of Beit Lid
3 30 Jul 1918 0710 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (C4626) 3 Rumpler C (FTL/DES) Wadi el Auja
4 03 Aug 1918 1130 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (C4626) 3 Two-seater (FTL/DES) NW of Afuleh
5 03 Aug 1918 1145 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (C4626) 3 Two-seater (OOC) Leijun
6 03 Aug 1918 1210 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (C4626) 3 Two-seater (DES) 4 NE of Ez Daba
7 23 Sep 1918 0715 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (C4626) 3 DFW C (FTL/DES) NW of Deraa
8 28 Sep 1918 0815 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (C4626) 3 DFW C (FTL/DES) Damascus A/F

1 Pilot Lt R A Austin
2 Pilot Lt Albert Tonkin
3 Pilot Lt Edward Kenny
4 Shared with Lt Paul McGinness, Lt Wilmot Fysh
 
Books
Aces and Kings (Vintage Aviation Library Series, No. 5)
Leslie W. Sutherland, Norman Ellison / Softcover / Greenhill Press 1985
 
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