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Name: William Victor "Struggy" Strugnell
Military Cross (MC) and Bar (MC) William Victor Strugnell
Country: England
Rank: Major
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 1, 54
Victories: 6
Born: 23 July 1892
Place of Birth: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Place of Death:  
Air mechanic William Victor Strugnell received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 253 on a Bristol biplane at army school, Salisbury Plain on 24 July 1912. With 1 Squadron in 1916, he scored his first victory flying a Morane monoplane. Later posted to 54 Squadron, he scored five more victories flying the Sopwith Pup.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Military Cross (MC) Bar
"Lt. (temp. Capt.) William Victor Strugnell, M.C., Hamps. E. and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While leading an offensive patrol he attacked and brought down a hostile machine. Later, in the same patrol, he brought down a second machine. In all he has accounted for five machines and a kite balloon.
   (M.C. gazetted June 3rd, 1916.)"
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 05 Feb 1916 abt 1120 1 Morane (5068) Aviatik C (OOC) SE of Armentières
2 19 Mar 1917 0745 54 Sopwith Pup C (DESF) 1 Roisel
3 14 Apr 1917 0815 54 Sopwith Pup (A7306) C (OOC) Buissy-Inchy
4 01 May 1917 0710 54 Sopwith Pup (A7306) Albatros D.III (OOC) E of St. Quentin
5 11 May 1917 1840 54 Sopwith Pup (A6168) C (DES) 2 Walincourt
6 11 May 1917 1910 54 Sopwith Pup (A6168) Albatros D.III (DES) Beaurevoir

1 Shared with Lt E J Y Grevelink (A7308)
2 Shared with Lt Maurice Scott, Lt Oliver Sutton, Maj C E Sutcliffe, Lt E J Y Grevelink and Lt M B Cole
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