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Name: Sydney Leo George "Poppy" Pope
Military Cross (MC)
Country: Ireland
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 60
Victories: 6
Born: 27 March 1898
Place of Birth: Dublin
Died: 05 November 1980
Place of Death:  
 
 
Sydney Leo George Pope was an officer cadet at Inns of Court; 2/Lt. Royal Flying Corps May, 1916; with 60 Squadron April, 1917 to Nov., 1917. Flying Nieuport Scouts and the S.E.5a, Pope scored 6 victories before he was wounded in action and forced down near St. Julien on 18 November 1917.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 08 Jun 1917 0745 60 Nieuport (B1652) Albatros C (OOC) Vitry
2 20 Jun 1917 1140 60 Nieuport (B1679) Albatros D.V (OOC) 1 Equerchin
3 16 Sep 1917 1830 60 S.E.5 (A8933) Albatros D.III (DES) S of Houthem
4 08 Nov 1917 1510 60 S.E.5a (B533) C (DES) Gheluwe
5 08 Nov 1917 1530 60 S.E.5a (B533) C (DES) Ypres
6 11 Nov 1917 1510 60 S.E.5a (B519) Albatros D.III (DES) Gheluwe

1 Shared with 2Lt A R Penny (B1569)
 
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