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Name: Giles Noble Blennerhasset
Military Cross (MC)
Country: Ireland
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 18, 39, 48, 78, 112, 153
Victories: 8
Born: 16 April 1895
Place of Birth: Sligo, Ireland
Died: 04 December 1978
Place of Death:  
 
 
After serving with the 4th Irish Rifles, Giles Noble Blennerhasset was seconded to the Royal Flying Corps on 24 March 1916. Posted to 18 Squadron, he scored eight victories as an F.E.2b observer. On 19 July 1917, he was posted to Home Establishment and, after becoming a pilot, served with several Home Defence squadrons. Toward the end of 1919, Blennerhasset was posted to India and served with 48 Squadron until October 1920. He left the Royal Air Force on 22 January 1921.
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. Giles Noble Blennerhassett, R. Ir. Fus., Spec. Res., and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has shown great skill and courage when, acting as escort in attacking hostile formations. On one occasion he attacked two hostile machines, driving down both out of control. Later, he forced three other machines down.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 04 Feb 1917 1600 18 F.E.2b (A5460) 1 Albatros D.II (OOC) N of Le Sars
2 05 Apr 1917 1200 18 F.E.2b (4969) 2 Albatros D.II (OOC) Inchy
3 05 Apr 1917 1200 18 F.E.2b (4969) 2 Albatros D.II (OOC) Inchy
4 06 Apr 1917 1000 18 F.E.2b (A5468) 3 Albatros D.II (DES) 7 Beaumetz-Beugny
5 16 Apr 1917 0830 18 F.E.2b (A5461) 4 Albatros D.II (OOC) Cagnicourt
6 03 May 1917 1830 18 F.E.2b (A5506) 5 Albatros D.III (OOC) Bourlon Wood
7 23 May 1917 1325 18 F.E.2b (7003) 6 Albatros D.III (DES) E of Eswars
8 23 May 1917 1325 18 F.E.2b (7003) 6 Albatros D.III (OOC) E of Eswars

1 Pilot 2Lt Robert Farquhar
2 Pilot 2Lt Victor Huston
3 Pilot 2Lt Reid;
4 Pilot 2Lt S J Young
5 Pilot Capt W H Tolhurst
6 Pilot 2Lt D Marshall
7 Shared with 2Lt C Parkinson and 2Lt Power
 
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