The Aerodrome Home Page
Aces of WWI
Aircraft of WWI
Books and Videos
The Aerodrome Forum
Sign the Guestbook
Help
WWI Web Sites
Medals & Decorations
The Aerodrome News
Search The Aerodrome
Today in History




Name: Gordon Percy Olley
Military Medal (MM) Gordon Olley
Country: England
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 1
Victories: 10
Born: 29 April 1893
Place of Birth: Harleston, Norfolk
Died: 18 March 1958
Place of Death: Wimbledon
 
 
Gordon Percy Olley joined the Queen Victoria Rifles, served with the Royal Fusiliers and then transferred to the Royal Flying Corps (service number 6313). After serving as a dispatch rider, he became an observer with 1 Squadron. After pilot training, he rejoined the squadron to fly Nieuport scouts in 1917. His Military Medal was gazetted 17 September 1917 and on 28 January 1918 Serjeant Olley was promoted to temporary 2nd Lieutenant. Toward the end of the year, he returned to England, serving as a ferry pilot. Post-war, Olley became a commercial airline pilot, wrote a book entitled "A Million Miles in the Air," and founded Olley Air Services in 1934.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 01 Jun 1917 0750 1 Nieuport 17 (B1691) C (OOC) Messines
2 23 Jun 1917 1520 1 Nieuport 17 (B1681) LVG C (OOC) Wulverghem Houthem
3 26 Jun 1917 2100 1 Nieuport 17 (B1681) Albatros D.V (OOC) Becelaere
4 16 Jul 1917 0730 1 Nieuport 17 (B1681) Albatros D.V (DES) S of Poelcapelle
5 12 Aug 1917 0800 1 Nieuport 17 (B1681) Albatros C (OOC) E of Tenbrielen
6 11 Sep 1917 1815 1 Nieuport 27 (B3628) Albatros D.III (OOC) Houthoulst
7 21 Sep 1917 0950 1 Nieuport 27 (B3628) DFW C (DES) Wervicq
8 02 Oct 1917 1210 1 Nieuport 27 (B3628) DFW C (OOC) E of Becelaere
9 05 Oct 1917 1635 1 Nieuport 27 (B3628) C (DES) W of Roulers
10 14 Oct 1917 1445 1 Nieuport 27 (B3628) DFW C (OOC) Wervicq
 
Aces · Aircraft · Books · Forum · Guests · Help · Links · Medals · News · Search · Today