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Name: Harold Arthur Sydney Molyneux
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Harold Molyneux
Country: Canada
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 56, 60
Victories: 5
Born: 14 March 1896
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: August 1981
Place of Death: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cemetery: St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery
 
 
Serving with the 75th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Harold Arthur Sydney Molyneux received a head wound in the Battle of Vimy Ridge on 9 April 1917. When he recovered, he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and received his pilot's certificate in October 1917. As an S.E.5a pilot, he flew more than 70 sorties against the enemy and was credited with shooting down five Fokker D.VIIs. During World War II, Molyneux served with the Royal Canadian Air Force.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Harold Arthur Sydney Molyneux (Canadian Forces and 56th Squadron). (FRANCE)
   During the August operations this officer rendered conspicuous good service on low-flying patrols, causing much damage and inflicting heavy casualties, showing brilliant dash and resolution. He is a bold fighter in the air, and has accounted for two enemy aeroplanes.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Aug 1918 1645 56 S.E.5a (D6127) Fokker D.VII (DES) Ham
2 01 Sep 1918 1900 56 S.E.5a (D6127) Fokker D.VII (OOC) S of Riencourt
3 03 Sep 1918 0710 56 S.E.5a (D6127) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Etaing
4 16 Sep 1918 1755 56 S.E.5a (D338) Fokker D.VII (DES) Havrincourt Wood
5 24 Sep 1918 0830 56 S.E.5a (F5504) Fokker D.VII (DES) Haynecourt
 
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