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Name: Owen John Frederick Scholte
Military Cross (MC) Owen Scholte
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 18, 48, 51, 60
Victories: 8
Born: 22 June 1896
Place of Birth: St. John's Wood, London
Died: 30 July 1918
Place of Death: Abbeville, France
Cemetery: St. Riquier British Cemetery, Somme, France
 
 
The son of Frederick P. and Emma Scholte, Owen John Frederick Scholte attended Mill Hill School from 1909 to 1912. A Brisfit pilot with 48 Squadron in 1917, he scored six victories with his observers. With 60 Squadron in the spring of 1918, he scored two more victories flying the S.E.5a. Returning from a party in an automobile driven by Cyril Crowe, Scholte and another passenger were killed when the vehicle collided with a tree.

Birth registered in the 3rd quarter of 1896 at Marylebone, London.
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./2nd Lt. (T./Lt.) Owen John Frederick Scholte, Gen. List and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on many occasions whilst carrying out reconnaissances and especially whilst protecting machines returning from patrols. He has continually distinguished himself by discovering hostile aircraft whilst observing from high altitudes, and attacking them with great determination and success at close range. His vigilance, combined with his fine offensive spirit, have many times proved invaluable in frustrating hostile reconnaissances and driving their machines down out of control.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 02 May 1917 1945 48 Bristol Fighter (A3347) 1 Albatros D.III (DESF) Biache-Vitry
2 02 May 1917 1945 48 Bristol Fighter (A3347) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) Biache-Vitry
3 29 Jun 1917 2000 48 Bristol Fighter (A7118) 2 Albatros D.III (OOC) Brebieres
4 06 Jul 1917 0930 48 Bristol Fighter (A7118) 2 Albatros D.V (DES) E of Cambrai
5 13 Jul 1917 0940 48 Bristol Fighter (A7155) 3 Albatros D.V (OOC) Slype
6 05 Sep 1917 1200 48 Bristol Fighter (A7221) 4 Albatros D.V (OOC) Mariakerke
7 15 May 1918 1220 60 S.E.5a (C5385) Rumpler C (DESF) Lamotte
8 19 May 1918 1010 60 S.E.5a (C5385) Hannover C (DESF) Arras

1 Observer AM2 F W Dame
2 Observer 2Lt Alexander Merchant
3 Observer Lt Alan Light
4 Observer 2Lt G R Horsfall
 
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