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Name: Robert McLaughlin
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: Ireland
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 201
Victories: 6
Born: 23 July 1896
Place of Birth: Belfast, Ireland
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
Robert McLaughlin scored six victories flying the Sopwith Camel with 201 Squadron in 1918.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
"Lt. Robert McLaughlin.
   On the morning of 8th August this officer successfully bombed enemy transport and engaged three machine-gun sections, killing and scattering these detachments. Later on, while bombing a dump, he was attacked by eight Fokkers, who shot him down in flames. Except for slight burns he escaped injury, and, returning to his squadron, he was once more flying in the afternoon, having specially requested to be allowed to do so. A splendid example of courage and determination."
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 09 May 1918 1315 201 Sopwith Camel (B3884) Albatros D.V (DES) Bapaume
2 15 May 1918 0645 201 Sopwith Camel Albatros D.V (DES) 1 Bapaume
3 30 May 1918 1955 201 Sopwith Camel (B7191) Albatros D.V (OOC) Achiet le Grand
4 12 Aug 1918 1100 201 Sopwith Camel (B6398) Fokker D.VII (DES) 2 St. Christ
5 12 Aug 1918 1100 201 Sopwith Camel (B6398) Fokker D.VII (DES) 2 St. Christ
6 16 Sep 1918 1735 201 Sopwith Camel (C195) Fokker D.VII (OOC) SE of Cambrai

1 Shared with Maj Charles Booker, Capt Samuel Kinkead, Lt Maxwell Findlay, Lt R Hemmens, Lt James Forman, Lt Hazel Wallace, Lt Reginald Brading, Lt R S S Orr
2 Shared with Capt H R de Wilde (C143), Lt Ronald Sykes (B7190)
 
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