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Name: John Joseph "Jack" Malone
Distinguished Service Order (DSO) "Jack" Malone
Country: Canada
Rank: Flight Sub-Lieutenant
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Units: 3N, 3W (RNAS)
Victories: 10
Born: 21 December 1893
Place of Birth: Inglewood, Caledon, Ontario
Killed In Action: 30 April 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near Roumaucourt
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
 
 
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.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 04 Mar 1917 1145 3N Sopwith Pup (9898) Halberstadt D.II (OOC) Manancourt
2 17 Mar 1917 1025 3N Sopwith Pup (9898) C (OOC) NE of Bapaume
3 17 Mar 1917 1100 3N Sopwith Pup (9898) Albatros D.II (DESF) Ervillers
4 17 Mar 1917 1450 3N Sopwith Pup (9898) Albatros D.II (DESF) Arras
5 21 Apr 1917 1740 3N Sopwith Pup (N6208) C (OOC) 5 mi N of Queant
6 23 Apr 1917 0630 3N Sopwith Pup (N6208) Albatros D.III (DES) Croisilles
7 23 Apr 1917 0715 3N Sopwith Pup (N6208) Albatros D.III (OOC) Croisilles
8 23 Apr 1917 0745 3N Sopwith Pup (N6208) Albatros D.III (OOC) Croisilles-Havrincourt
9 24 Apr 1917 1650 3N Sopwith Pup (N6208) DFW C (CAP) 1 Morchies-Louverval
10 26 Apr 1917 1915 3N Sopwith Pup (N6202) Albatros D.III (DES) N of Cambrai

1 Shared with FSL Francis Casey, FLt Herbert Travers
 
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