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Name: Philip Murray Tudhope
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: South Africa
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 46
Victories: 6
Born: 27 September 1898
Place of Birth: Orange Free State
Place of Death:  
A Sopwith Camel pilot, Philip Murray Tudhope joined the Royal Flying Corps in May 1917. On 3 March 1918, he was posted to 46 Squadron where he scored six victories.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Philip Murray Tudhope. (FRANCE)
      On 18th October this officer displayed marked presence of mind and initiative. Seeing an enemy battery proceeding along a road towards a town which he knew was held by our troops, Lieut. Tudhope descended to a low altitude to accelerate its progress. So successful was this manoeuvre that the leading gun was driven into the hands of our infantry and captured; the remainder wheeled about and retired, pursued by this officer.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 25 Apr 1918 46 Sopwith Camel LVG C (DES) 1 W of Lens
2 30 May 1918 1930 46 Sopwith Camel (C1671) Pfalz D.III (DESF) Estaires
3 17 Jun 1918 1730 46 Sopwith Camel (C1671) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Estaires
4 04 Sep 1918 1015 46 Sopwith Camel (F1971) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Pronville
5 17 Sep 1918 1200 46 Sopwith Camel (F1966) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 2 Cambrai
6 17 Sep 1918 1200 46 Sopwith Camel (F1966) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 2 Cambrai

1 Shared with Capt Cecil Marchant and 2Lt E Smith
2 Shared with Capt Donald MacLaren, 2Lt R D Gilpin-Brown (F5950), 2Lt Cyril Sawyer, Capt Charles Odell, 2Lt L S Skerrington (F6230)
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