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Name: Oscar Lennox McMaking
Oscar McMaking
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Units: 45
Victories: 6
Born: 1894
Place of Birth: Brazil
Died: 11 September 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Langemarck
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
 
 
Born in Brazil, Oscar Lennox McMaking was the son of Thomas and Ann McMaking. His residence, in 1901, was Portsmouth, Hampshire. McMaking served in France with the Queen's Own Yorkshire Dragoons in 1915. He was gazetted to the Lincolnshire Yeomanry as a Second Lieutenant in February 1916. Later that year, he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. Until 45 Squadron received Sopwith Camels, McMaking flew the Sopwith 1½ Strutter. Credited with six Albatros D.IIIs, he was killed in action when his Camel was shot down in flames by Werner Voss of Jasta 10.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Jul 1917 1315 45 Sopwith 1½ Strutter 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) E of Messines
2 12 Jul 1917 1515 45 Sopwith 1½ Strutter 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) Kortewilde
3 10 Aug 1917 1830 45 Sopwith 1½ Strutter (B2656) 2 Albatros D.III (OOC) Zandvoorde
4 11 Aug 1917 1845 45 Sopwith 1½ Strutter 2 Albatros D.III (DESF) Deulemont
5 03 Sep 1917 1500 45 Sopwith Camel Albatros D.III (OOC) Ledeghem-Dadizeele
6 05 Sep 1917 0800 45 Sopwith Camel Albatros D.III (OOC) Comines

1 Observer 2Lt L M Copeland
2 Observer Cpl A Jex
 
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