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Name: Francis Dominic Casey
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Country: Ireland
Rank: Flight Commander
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Units: 3N; 2W (RNAS)
Victories: 9
Born: 03 August 1890
Place of Birth: Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland
Died: 11 August 1917 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death:  
Cemetery: Adinkerke Military Cemetery, De Panne, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
 
 
Francis Dominic Casey joined the Royal Naval Air Service in 1916. A Sopwith Pup pilot, he scored 9 victories in 1917 but he was killed in a crash during a test flight.
 
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Flt. Lieut. Francis Dominic Casey, R.N.A.S.
   For conspicuous bravery and skill in attacking hostile aircraft on numerous occasions. On April 21st, 1917, he attacked a hostile two-seater machine at a range varying from 40 to 100 yards, and brought it down completely out of control. On April 23rd, 1917, on four different occasions during one flight, he attacked hostile machines, one of which was driven down in a spinning nose dive and another turning over on its side went down completely out of control. This Officer has driven down four machines completely out of control, and forced many others down.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 17 Mar 1917 1040 3N Sopwith Pup (N6163) Halberstadt D.II (OOC) NE of Bapaume
2 08 Apr 1917 1500 3N Sopwith Pup (N6182) Albatros D.III (OOC) NE of Pronville
3 21 Apr 1917 1730 3N Sopwith Pup (N6182) Albatros D.III (DES) Hendecourt
4 21 Apr 1917 1730 3N Sopwith Pup (N6182) Albatros D.III (OOC) Hendecourt
5 23 Apr 1917 1730 3N Sopwith Pup (N6182) Albatros D.III (OOC) Cagnicourt
6 24 Apr 1917 1650 3N Sopwith Pup (N6182) DFW C (CAP) 1 Morchies-Louverval
7 26 Apr 1917 1915 3N Sopwith Pup (N6182) Albatros D.III (OOC) Cambrai
8 29 Apr 1917 1100 3N Sopwith Pup (N6182) Albatros D.III (DESF) Bantouzelle-Cambrai
9 02 May 1917 1120 3N Sopwith Pup (N6182) Albatros D.III (OOC) Moevres

1 Shared with FSL John Malone, FLt Herbert Travers
 
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