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Name: Gilbert John "Ben" Strange
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Units: 40
Victories: 7
Born: 1899
Place of Birth: Tarrant Keynston, Dorset, England
Died: 24 September 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near Cambrai, France
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
 
 
Gilbert John Strange was the younger brother of Louis Strange. Posted to 40 Squadron, he scored seven victories flying the S.E.5a. Captain Strange was killed in action when his S.E.5a was shot down by Martin Dehmisch flying a Fokker D.VII.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 30 Jun 1918 1045 40 S.E.5a (D8197) Balloon (DES) 1 Annay
2 08 Jul 1918 0925 40 S.E.5a (B191) Hannover C (OOC) 2 E of Monchy
3 13 Jul 1918 0645 40 S.E.5a (B191) Hannover C (DES) 3 W of Estaires
4 13 Jul 1918 2005 40 S.E.5a (B191) Pfalz D.III (DES) E of Brebieres
5 22 Jul 1918 0850 40 S.E.5a (D3527) Fokker D.VII (DES) Carvin-Pont a Vendin
6 08 Aug 1918 1030 40 S.E.5a (B191) Fokker DR.I (OOC) Don
7 24 Sep 1918 0700 40 S.E.5a (E4054) Fokker D.VII (DES) Cambrai

1 Shared with Capt George McElroy, Lt A R Whitton (B191)
2 Shared with Capt George McElroy, Lt Indra Roy
3 Shared with Capt George McElroy, Lt F H Knobel (D3528), Lt Indra Roy
 
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