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Name: Ernest Lindup
Military Cross (MC)
Country: South Africa
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 20
Victories: 5
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Posted to 20 Squadron, Ernest Lindup scored five victories flying the Bristol Fighter in 1918.
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./2nd Lt. Ernest Lindup, Gen. List, and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the recent operations, when bombing troops on roads from low altitudes, he was attacked by three hostile triplanes, one of which he shot down, finally driving off the remaining two. Though, all his lateral controls were shot away, he succeeded in landing his machine at his aerodrome. On a later occasion, whilst on photographic work, when his machine was badly damaged by anti-aircraft fire, he succeeded in landing it behind our lines. He has destroyed one enemy machine and shot down out of control four others. His services have been characterised by gallantry and determination.
 
Victories
  Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 04 Feb 1918 abt 1415 20 Bristol Fighter 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Menin-Roulers Road
2 17 Feb 1918 1130 20 Bristol Fighter (C4641) 2 Pfalz D.III (DESF) Westroosebeke
3 13 Mar 1918 1220 20 Bristol Fighter (B1191) 3 Pfalz D.III (OOC) Houthem
4 28 Mar 1918 0830 20 Bristol Fighter (B1191) 4 Fokker DR.I (OOC) Albert
5 31 May 1918 1850 20 Bristol Fighter (C850) 5 Pfalz D.III (DES) S of Armentières

1 Observer 2Lt N S Dougall
2 Observer Cpl M B Mather
3 Observer Cpl F Archer
4 Observer 2Lt Henry Crowe
5 Observer Sgt Ernest Deighton
 
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