The son of
Edmund J., a farmer, and Mary (Wallace) Malone of Inglewood, Ontario, John Joseph Malone obtained Royal Aero Club certificate No. 3376 from the Curtiss flying school at Toronto on 15 July 1916. On that day he was promoted to Flight Sub-Lieutenant (on probation). Posted to 3 Naval Squadron on 1 February 1917, he scored 10 victories flying the Sopwith Pup before he was killed in action, shot down by Paul Billik of Jasta 12. Mentioned in despatches.
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Flt. Sub-Lieut. John Joseph Malone, R.N.A.S.
For successfully attacking and bringing down hostile aircraft on numerous occasions.
At about 6.30 a.m. on 23rd April, 1917, while on patrol, he attacked a hostile scout and drove it down under control. He then attacked a second scout, which, after the pilot had been hit, turned over on its back and went down through the clouds. A third scout, attacked by him from a distance of about twenty yards, descended completely out of control. While engaging a fourth machine he ran out of ammunition, so returned to the advanced landing ground, replenished his supply, and at once returned and attacked another hostile formation, one of which he forced down out of control.
On the afternoon of 24th April, 1917, he engaged a hostile two-seater machine and, after badly wounding the observer, forced it to land
on our side of the lines.