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Name: Maurice Edmund Mealing
Military Cross (MC) Maurice Mealing
Country: England
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 15, 56
Victories: 14
Born: 21 July 1893
Place of Birth: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Died: 24 March 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death:  
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
 
 
After serving with the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, Maurice Edmund Mealing transferred to the Royal Flying Corps on 16 May 1916. He joined 15 Squadron as an observer on 7 August 1916. In May 1917, he was sent to pilot training and joined 56 Squadron on 18 October 1917. Before he was killed in action, Mealing scored 14 victories as an S.E.5a pilot.
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. (T./Capt.) Maurice Edmund Mealing, Shrops. L.I. and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in aerial fighting. He destroyed three enemy machines and drove three down out of control. He also drove down an enemy balloon in flames. He always showed a splendid spirit of courage, keenness and determination.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 30 Nov 1917 1445 56 S.E.5a (B595) Albatros D.V (DES) Lesdain
2 10 Dec 1917 1520 56 S.E.5a (B595) Balloon (DES) N of Bois de Vaucelles
3 25 Jan 1918 1410 56 S.E.5a (C5303) C (DES) Fontaine-Notre Dame
4 17 Feb 1918 1445 56 S.E.5a (B595) Albatros D.V (DES) Brancourt
5 08 Mar 1918 1050 56 S.E.5a (B595) C (OOC) Villers Outreaux
6 08 Mar 1918 1125 56 S.E.5a (B595) C (OOC) Hamblieres
7 12 Mar 1918 1120 56 S.E.5a (B595) C (CAP) N of Beaucamp
8 15 Mar 1918 1050 56 S.E.5a (B595) Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Bourlon Wood
9 15 Mar 1918 1050 56 S.E.5a (B595) Albatros D.V (DES) N of Bourlon Wood
10 15 Mar 1918 1150 56 S.E.5a (B595) C (DES) 1 N of Bourlon Wood
11 21 Mar 1918 1315-1345 56 S.E.5a (C5389) Fokker DR.I (OOC) Inchy
12 23 Mar 1918 0730 56 S.E.5a (C5389) Balloon (DES) S of Pronville
13 23 Mar 1918 0740 56 S.E.5a (C5389) C (DES) 2 Moreuil
14 24 Mar 1918 1315 56 S.E.5a (B182) Pfalz D.III (DES) W of Tincourt

1 Shared with Capt William Fielding-Johnson
2 Shared with 2Lt Harold Walkerdine, Capt Louis Jarvis, Lt Edward David George Galley (B59), Lt Henry Burden, 2Lt W S Maxwell (B119)
 
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