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Name: Henry Eric Dolan
Military Cross (MC)
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 74
Victories: 7
Born: 20 January 1896
Place of Birth: Saint Leonards, Sussex
Died: 12 May 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near Wulverghem, Belgium
Cemetery: La Laiterie Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Image
The son of Alfred Dolan, Henry Eric Dolan attended Saint Gregory's Catholic College, near Bath. When the war began, Dolan was in Canada and he enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force on 22 September 1914. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and was posted to 74 Squadron in 1918. An S.E.5a pilot in Edward Mannock's flight, Dolan claimed seven enemy aircraft in his first month at the front before he was killed in action, shot down by Raven von Barnekow of Jasta 20.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Apr 1918 0825 74 S.E.5a (B173) Albatros D.V (DES) E of Merville
2 21 Apr 1918 0915 74 S.E.5a Fokker DR.I (OOC) Steenwerck
3 29 Apr 1918 1140 74 S.E.5a (B173) Albatros D.V (DES) S of Dickebusch Lake
4 30 Apr 1918 1440 74 S.E.5a (B173) Halberstadt C (CAP) 1 Dickebusch Lake
5 03 May 1918 1855 74 S.E.5a (B173) LVG C (DES) 2 S of Merville
6 07 May 1918 1525 74 S.E.5a (C1112) Fokker DR.I (DES) E of Zillebeke Lake
7 11 May 1918 1740 74 S.E.5a Pfalz D.III (DES) 1 NE of Armentières

1 Shared with Edward Mannock (D278)
2 Shared with Edward Mannock, Lt Harris Clements, Lt Andrew Kiddie
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