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Name: Laurence Minot
Military Cross (MC) and 2 Bars
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 16, 57
Victories: 6
Born: 21 July 1896
Place of Birth: Wandsworth, Surrey
Died: 28 July 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death:  
Cemetery: Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Harelbeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
 
 
Listed as Laurence Minôt in the London Gazette.
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. (T./Capt.) Laurence Minôt, R.F.C., Spec. Res.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When leading a formation of five bombing machines, he attacked a hostile formation of twenty machines, and in the ensuing fight himself drove down two enemy machines completely out of control, whilst his observer destroyed another. Another four of the enemy formation were driven down completely out of control, and, as a result of his gallant leadership and determined action, his formation succeeded in getting back with the loss of but one machine. On a previous occasion he, in company with two other machines, attacked four of enemy who were reinforced later by thirteen scouts, and, after heavy fighting, drove down one enemy machine out of control, his formation returning safely.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 03 Jul 1917 1225 57 D.H.4 (A7487) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Zonnebeke
2 03 Jul 1917 1225 57 D.H.4 (A7487) 1 Albatros D.V (DESF) Zonnebeke
3 07 Jul 1917 0830 57 D.H.4 (A7487) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) NE of Ypres
4 27 Jul 1917 1730 57 D.H.4 (B3963) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Houthulst
5 27 Jul 1917 1730 57 D.H.4 (B3963) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Houthulst
6 27 Jul 1917 1730 57 D.H.4 (B3963) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Houthulst

1 Observer Lt Arthur Britton
2 Observer AM1 Goffe
 
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