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Name: Malcolm Graham Stewart Burger
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: South Africa
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Air Force
Units: 54
Victories: 5
Place of Birth:  
Place of Death:  
Malcolm Graham Stewart Burger scored 5 victories flying the Sopwith Camel with 54 Squadron.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. (A./Capt.) Malcolm Graham Stewart Burger. (FRANCE)
   During the last battles this officer displayed marked gallantry and devotion to duty on low-flying bombing patrols, inflicting heavy casualties on numerous occasions. He has destroyed three enemy machines, and forced another to land.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 18 Jun 1918 0900 54 Sopwith Camel (B7171) Fokker D.VII (DESF) NE of Armentières
2 03 Sep 1918 0700 54 Sopwith Camel (E5175) Hannover CL (DES) Moeuvres
3 07 Sep 1918 1910 54 Sopwith Camel (E5175) Halberstadt C (DES) 1 NW of Marquion
4 28 Sep 1918 1315 54 Sopwith Camel (C8345) Fokker D.VII (DES) NW of Raillencourt
5 02 Oct 1918 1740 54 Sopwith Camel (F1986) Fokker D.VII (CAP) 2 Tilloy

1 Shared with Capt George Hackwill, Lt J C MacLennan (F1962), Lt C G Vandyk (F2060), 2Lt H J Fuller (F5932)
2 Shared with 2Lt J C Dallin (C3380), Capt A D C Browne (F1987), 2Lt H J Fuller (F1988), Capt V S Bennett (F2131), Lt E C Crosse (F2132)
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