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Name: Patrick Anthony Langan-Byrne
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Country: Ireland
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Unit: 24
Victories: 10
Born: 1895
Place of Birth: Clopherhead, County Leath
Died: 16 October 1916 Killed In Action
Place of Death:  
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
 
 
After serving with the Royal Artillery, Patrick Anthony Langan-Byrne transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. Having scored 10 victories as a D.H.2 pilot, he was killed in action when he was shot down by Oswald Boelke of Jasta 2.
 
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
2nd Lt. Patrick Anthony Langan-Byrne, R.A. and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous skill and gallantry. He has shown great pluck in attacking hostile machines, often against large odds. He has accounted for several. On one occasion, with two other machines, he attacked seventeen enemy machines, shot down one in flames and forced another to land.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 31 Aug 1916 abt 1800 24 D.H.2 (6010) HA (FTL) N of Bapaume
2 02 Sep 1916 1935 24 D.H.2 (6010) D (OOC) Beaulencourt
3 15 Sep 1916 0830 24 D.H.2 (7911) D (DESF) NE of Morval
4 16 Sep 1916 1900 24 D.H.2 (7911) Fokker D.II (DES) Achiet
5 21 Sep 1916 1745 24 D.H.2 (7911) LVG C (FTL) N of Miraumont
6 22 Sep 1916 1140 24 D.H.2 (7911) EA (FTL) Velu
7 22 Sep 1916 1800 24 D.H.2 (7911) Rumpler C (FTL) Grandcourt
8 23 Sep 1916 0815 24 D.H.2 (7911) Rumpler C (FTL) E of Combles
9 28 Sep 1916 1710 24 D.H.2 (A2538) LVG C (FTL) Rocquigny
10 16 Oct 1916 1030 24 D.H.2 (5925) Albatros D.I (FTL) Biefvillers
 
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