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Name: Conn Standish O'Grady
Military Cross (MC)
Country: Ireland
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 23
Victories: 9
Born: 04 January 1888
Place of Birth: Ireland
Died: 07 May 1968
Place of Death:  
 
 
The son of Standish and Margaret O'Grady, Conn Standish O'Grady was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He joined the Royal Flying Corps in September 1916. Posted to 23 Squadron, he scored nine victories flying SPADs in 1917. During World War II, O'Grady returned to service with Royal Air Force.
ICE Virtual Library, ICE Proceedings, Volume 42, Issue 2, 01 February 1969 , page 323
ICE Virtual Library, ICE Proceedings, Volume 42, Issue 2, 01 February 1969 , page 324
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. Conn Standish O'Grady, R.F.C., Spec. Res.
   For conspicuous gallantly and devotion to duty in leading fighting patrols against superior numbers of enemy aircraft. He has himself brought down three enemy machines completely out of control, and others were seen to be destroyed, and his dash and determination when outnumbered by the enemy have continually won the highest praise.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 30 Apr 1917 1640 23 SPAD (A262) Albatros D.III (OOC) Inchy-en-Artois
2 13 May 1917 1900 23 SPAD Albatros D.III (DESF) 1 Vitry
3 24 Jun 1917 1610 23 SPAD (B3464) Albatros D.III (DESF) 2 St. Jean
4 12 Aug 1917 0620 23 SPAD (B3556) Albatros D.III (DES) 3 Gheluvelt
5 14 Aug 1917 1905 23 SPAD (B3556) Albatros D.III (DES) E of St. Julien
6 14 Aug 1917 1915 23 SPAD (B3556) C (DES) 4 E of St. Julien
7 20 Aug 1917 1945 23 SPAD (B3556) Albatros D.V (DESF) Poelcapelle
8 26 Aug 1917 0650 23 SPAD (B3556) Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Passchendaele
9 26 Aug 1917 0700 23 SPAD (B3556) Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Comines

1 Shared with 2Lt Douglas McGregor
2 Shared with Capt William Kennedy-Cochran-Patrick, 2Lt George Marks
3 Shared with 2Lt Clive Warman
4 Shared with 2Lt George Marks, 2Lt C F Briggs, 2Lt TA Doran
 
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