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Name: Michael Edward Gonne
Military Cross (MC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 54
Victories: 5
Born: 1899
Place of Birth:
Died: 08 August 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near Brie
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Harbonnières, Somme, France
 
 
Residing at Ringwood, Hampshire when he enlisted. After serving with the 3rd Royal Fusiliers, Michael Edward Gonne was seconded to the Royal Flying Corps in May 1917. Posted to 54 Squadron, he scored 2 victories in 1917 flying the Sopwith Pup. The following year, he scored three more victories flying the Sopwith Camel before being injured in a crash on 28 January 1918. Missing in action on 8 August 1918, Gonne was last seen flying his Camel (D6575) near Brie.
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. (T./Capt.) Michael Edward Gonne, R. Fus. and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He is a daring and skilful leader of patrols, and has led his flight throughout a large amount of fighting, often against superior numbers, far over the enemy's lines. He has destroyed five enemy machines.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 25 Sep 1917 1130 54 Sopwith Pup (A6215) Albatros D.III (DES) Near Middelkerke
2 18 Oct 1917 1430 54 Sopwith Pup (A6215) Albatros D.III (DES) 1 Leke
3 05 Jan 1918 1555 54 Sopwith Camel (B5422) DFW C (OOC) St. Quentin-Marty
4 25 Jan 1918 1310 54 Sopwith Camel (B6403) Albatros D.V (OOC) Grougis
5 25 Jan 1918 1325 54 Sopwith Camel (B6403) Rumpler C (DESF) 2 Fieulaine

1 Shared with Lt George Arthur Hyde (B1792)
2 Shared with Lt W H Kelley and 2Lt D F Lawson
 
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