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Name: Maurice Arthur Benjamin
Military Cross (MC)
Country: South Africa
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 48
Victories: 8
Born: 10 July 1883
Place of Birth: Cape Colony
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
Maurice Arthur Benjamin was the son of Michael and Rose Benjamin; 1901 residence was Paddington, London.
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. Maurice Arthur Benjamin, R.F.C., Spec. Res.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He helped to attack two large hostile machines, one of which was seen to crash to the ground. Previously he helped to engage three hostile scouts, one of which was destroyed and the remainder dispersed. He has helped to destroy four hostile machines in all.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 1 EA (OOC) Douai
2 09 Apr 1917 a.m. 48 Bristol F.2a 1 Two-seater (DES) E of Arras
3 23 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) 2 Vimy
4 25 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 1 Albatros D.III (DES) E of Arras
5 27 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 1 Two-seater (DES) 3 Vitry, SW of Douai
6 26 May 1917 1945 48 Bristol F.2b (A7119) 4 Albatros D.III (DES) SW of Douai
7 26 May 1917 1945 48 Bristol F.2b (A7119) 4 Albatros D.III (OOC) SW of Douai
8 15 Jun 1917 1940 48 Bristol F.2b (A7117) 5 Albatros D.III (OOC) 6 Fampoux

1 Pilot William Price
2 Shared with Fred Holliday & Capt A H W Wall, Roger Hay, William Winkler & Ernest Moore
3 Shared with Roger Hay
4 Pilot Lt J W Warren
5 Pilot Lt H M Fraser
6 Shared with Harold Pratt & Hugh Owen
 
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