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Name: Robert Henry Magnus Spencer Saundby
Military Cross (MC)
Air Force Cross (AFC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 24, 41
Victories: 5
Born: 26 April 1896
Place of Birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Died: 25 September 1971
Place of Death: Burghclere, Hampshire, England
 
 
Robert Henry Magnus Spencer Saundby was wounded in action on 31 July 1916. He was posted to 41 Squadron on 26 January 1917. He was awarded the Military Cross for downing a zeppelin and was granted a permanent commission to Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force on 1 August 1919. He was knighted and retired with the rank of Air Vice-Marshal in 1946.
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 31 Jul 1916 1015 24 D.H.2 (5967) Fokker E (OOC) E of Roisel
2 06 Sep 1916 1830 24 D.H.2 (5928) C (DESF) 1 E of Flers
3 23 Nov 1916 1350 24 D.H.2 (5925) Albatros D.II (OOC) Bapaume
4 04 Mar 1917 1218 41 F.E.8 (6431) Siemens-Schuckert D.I (DES) 2 E of Polygon Wood
5 17 Jun 1917 0330 HD D.H.2 (A5058) Zeppelin L48 (DES) 3 Orfordness Theberton

1 Shared with Capt John Andrews (5998)
2 Shared with 2Lt A Fraser (7622)
3 Shared with 2Lt F D Holder & Sgt S Ashby in (F.E.2b - B401) and 2Lt L P Watkins (B.E.12)
 
Books
Early Aviation: Man Conquers the Air
by Sir Robert Henry Magnus Spencer Saundby / Unknown Binding / MacDonald and Co 1971
 
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