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Name: John Victor "Jack" Sorsoleil
Military Cross (MC) and bar John Sorsoleil
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Units: 84
Victories: 14
Born: 02 June 1899
Place of Birth: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Died: 1956
Place of Death:  
 
 
The son of Millon Arthur Sorsoleil of Toronto, John Victor Sorsoleil was promoted to temporary 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) on 19 August 1917 and confirmed in rank on 13 October 1917. Posted to 84 Squadron, he scored 14 victories flying the S.E.5a. He was promoted to temporary Captain on 20 April 1918. Post-war he studied science at University College, the University of Toronto, class of 1923. In 1951 he was chairman of the provincial committee of the Air Cadet League of Canada and living in Calgary.

Listed as J. V. Sorsoleil and Jack Victor Sorsoleil in the London Gazette.
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./2nd Lt. Jack Victor Sorsoleil, Gen. List, and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While on patrol with three other scouts he engaged a hostile formation of ten scouts, driving one of these down. While climbing to rejoin his patrol he was attacked by an enemy scout, upon which he opened fire at close range, bringing it down spinning, with the result that it crashed to earth. He has also driven down one enemy machine in flames, and sent another crashing to earth, where it was destroyed. His gallantry and skill have been most conspicuous.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 13 Jan 1918 1130 84 S.E.5a (B5463) C (DES) NW of Graincourt
2 16 Feb 1918 0945 84 S.E.5a (B5463) Albatros D.V (DESF) St. Quentin
3 19 Feb 1918 1015 84 S.E.5a (B5463) Albatros D.V (DES) St. Gobain Wood
4 19 Feb 1918 1015 84 S.E.5a (B5463) Albatros D.V (DES) N of St. Gobain Wood
5 17 Mar 1918 1145 84 S.E.5a (B8233) Pfalz D.III (DES) 1 mi E of Mametz
6 11 Apr 1918 1705 84 S.E.5a (B8233) Fokker DR.I (OOC) E of Albert
7 25 Apr 1918 1700 84 S.E.5a (B8233) Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Wiencourt
8 25 Apr 1918 1705 84 S.E.5a (B8233) Pfalz D.III (DESF) Wiencourt
9 07 May 1918 1915 84 S.E.5a (B8233) Fokker DR.I (DESF) Bray sur Somme
10 03 Jun 1918 2010 84 S.E.5a (B8233) Fokker DR.I (DES) E of Montdidier
11 03 Jun 1918 2010 84 S.E.5a (B8233) Fokker DR.I (OOC) E of Montdidier
12 17 Jun 1918 0940 84 S.E.5a (C1834) Fokker DR.I (OOC) 1 Chaulnes
13 25 Jun 1918 1330 84 S.E.5a (C1874) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Chipilly
14 27 Jun 1918 0945 84 S.E.5a (C1834) Pfalz D.III (DES) 2.5 mi E of Villers Brettoneaux

1 Shared with Lt Carl Falkenberg, Lt A F Matthews (B682)
 
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