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Name: Gerard Bruce Crole
Military Cross (MC)
Country: Scotland
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 40, 43
Victories: 5
Born: 07 Jun 1894
Place of Birth: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Died: 31 March 1965
Place of Death: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
 
 
After serving with the 2nd Dragoon Guards, Gerard Bruce Crole transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and was posted to 40 Squadron in 1917. He scored 5 victories flying Nieuport Scouts and was reassigned to 43 Squadron as a flight commander in September 1917. On 22 November 1917, he was captured when his Sopwith Camel was shot down by Fritz Rumey. Post-war, he became a solicitor.

B.A., 1914, Oxford University.
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./Lt. Gerard Bruce Crole, Gen. List and R.F.C.
    For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in aerial fighting on many occasions. By his determination and fine offensive spirit in attacking hostile aircraft he has continually proved his superiority over the enemy, destroying several enemy machines and driving many others down out of control.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 25 Jun 1917 2000 40 Nieuport 17 (B1552) Albatros D.V (OOC) NE of Douai
2 25 Jun 1917 2040 40 Nieuport 17 (B1552) Albatros D.V (DES) 1 E of La Bassée
3 02 Jul 1917 1050 40 Nieuport 17 (B1552) Albatros D.V (DESF) NW of Douai
4 15 Aug 1917 1845 40 Nieuport Scout (A6793) Albatros D.V (OOC) E of La Bassée
5 23 Aug 1917 0600 40 Nieuport Scout (A6793) DFW C (DESF) NE of Lens

1 Shared with Lt L G Blaxland (B1682)
 
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