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Name: Maurice Lea Cooper
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Maurice Lea Cooper
Country: Ireland
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 13N (RNAS)
213 (RAF)
Victories: 6
Born: 18 December 1898
Place of Birth: Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Died: 02 October 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Northeast of Gitsberg, Belgium
Cemetery: Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Image
 
 
Maurice Lea Cooper joined the Royal Naval Air Service on 29 April 1917 and received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 5024 on 16 July 1917. Flying Sopwith Camels, he scored 6 victories before he was killed in action while bombing a train.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 05 Dec 1917 1505 13N Sopwith Camel (B6407) C (DES) 1 4 mi NW of Wenduyne
2 29 Jan 1918 1400 13N Sopwith Camel (B6410) Seaplane (DES) 2 100 yds from Blankenberghe Pier
3 12 Mar 1918 0900 13N Sopwith Camel (B6410) C (DESF) 3 Ostend-Wenduyne
4 01 Apr 1918 abt 1430 213 Sopwith Camel (B6416) Seaplane C (DESF) Zeebrugge
5 07 Jul 1918 1140 213 Sopwith Camel (B3326) Albatros D.V (OOC) 4 Middelkerke
6 30 Jul 1918 1150 213 Sopwith Camel (D3326) Albatros D.V (OOC) Bruges

1 Shared with FSL John Pinder, FSL George MacKay, FSL John Paynter
2 Shared with FCdr Leonard Slatter, FSL John Paynter, FSL John Greene, FSL George MacKay
3 Shared with FSL John Greene, FSL George MacKay, FSL E V Bell (B7226)
4 Shared with Lt G D Smith (B8368), Lt Jenner (B6448), Lt Allott (D9647), Lt Rankin (B7270), Lt Charles Sims
 
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