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Name: George Chisholm MacKay
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with Palm
Order of Leopold, Chevalier [Belgium]
George MacKay
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 13N (RNAS)
213 (RAF)
Victories: 18
Born: 17 May 1898
Place of Birth: Sunderland, Ontario
Died: 04 September 1973
Place of Death: Mimico, Ontario
 
 
From Mimico, Ontario, George Chisholm Mackay was the most successful of the many Canadian pilots who flew with 213 Squadron. He served with the Squadron from 2 November 1917 until 15 September 1918 when he was wounded and taken off the Squadron's strength. During this period he amassed over three hundred hours of combat flying and was promoted to Captain and also served as a Flight Commander. He destroyed twelve enemy aircraft and drove down, out of control, a further six making him the leading pilot in the squadron in the number of enemy aircraft destroyed.

Listed as "George Chisholme MacKay" in Grub Street books. Service number 490805.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 04 Dec 1917 1535 13N Sopwith Camel (B6357) C (DES) 1 Houthoulst Forest-Zarren
2 05 Dec 1917 1505 13N Sopwith Camel (N6335) Albatros C (DES) 2 4 mi NW of Wenduyne
3 19 Dec 1917 1445 13N Sopwith Camel (B6407) Albatros C (OOC) Ostend-Zeebrugge
4 29 Jan 1918 1400 13N Sopwith Camel (B6407) Seaplane (DES) 3 100 yds off Blankenberghe Pier
5 12 Mar 1918 0905 13N Sopwith Camel (B6400) Rumpler C (DESF) 4 Osten-Wenduyne
6 24 Mar 1918 1100 13N Sopwith Camel (B7186) Pfalz D.III (DES) 2 mi N of Ostend
7 01 Apr 1918 abt 1430 213 Sopwith Camel (N6340) Seaplane (DES) Zeebrugge
8 11 May 1918 1445 213 Sopwith Camel (D3351) Albatros D.V (DES) 5 4 mi N of Westende
9 01 Jun 1918 1415 213 Sopwith Camel (D3400) Rumpler C (DES) Steene
10 12 Aug 1918 1215 213 Sopwith Camel (B6401) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 4 mi SE of Ypres
11 13 Aug 1918 1050 213 Sopwith Camel (D8216) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Dixmude
12 25 Aug 1918 0730 213 Sopwith Camel (F5913) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 10 mi S of Ostend
13 05 Sep 1918 1440 213 Sopwith Camel (F5913) Fokker D.VII (DES) 2½ mi S of Varsenaere
14 06 Sep 1918 1500 213 Sopwith Camel (F5913) Rumpler C (DES) 6 1 mi N of Zevecote
15 01 Nov 1918 1415 213 Sopwith Camel (F3944) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 7 mi S of Ghent
16 01 Nov 1918 1430 213 Sopwith Camel (F3944) C (DES) 7 S of Ghent
17 09 Nov 1918 1515 213 Sopwith Camel (D9648) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 10 mi SE of Ghent
18 10 Nov 1918 1040 213 Sopwith Camel (D9648) LVG C (DES) 8 7 mi SE of Ghent

1 Shared with FSL John Pinder
2 Shared with FSL John Pinder, FSL Maurice Cooper, FSL John Paynter
3 Shared with FCdr Leonard Slatter, FSL John Paynter, FSL John Greene, FSL Maurice Cooper
4 Shared with FSL John Greene, FSL Maurice Cooper, FSL E V Bell (B7226)
5 Shared with Lt John Greene
6 Shared with Lt Arthur Turner
7 Shared with Lt M N Hancocks (F5913), Lt Arthur Turner
8 Shared with Lt A B Rosevear (D8218), Lt A F Chick (D9675), Lt H H Gilbert (F8505)
 
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