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Name: Ian Henry David Henderson
Military Cross (MC) Ian Henderson
Country: Scotland
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 19, 56
Victories: 7
Born: 1896/1897
Place of Birth:
Died: 21 June 1918 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Turnberry, Ayr
Cemetery: Girvan (Doune) Cemetery, Ayrshire
Ian Henry David Henderson was the son of Lieutenant General Sir David Henderson, commanding officer of the Royal Flying Corps. Serving with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Henderson transferred to the RFC and was posted to 19 Squadron in 1916. Flying the B.E.12, he scored his first two victories in August. In November, he scored his third victory flying the SPAD VII and was reassigned to 56 Squadron in 1917. That year, Albert Ball was killed in action and Henderson represented his father at the memorial services. Flying the S.E.5a, Henderson scored his final victories in July 1917, shooting down four Albatros D.Vs. Returning to England, he and English ace Harold Redler were killed in a D.H.9 (D1018) crash the following year.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 24 Aug 1916 1630 19 B.E.12 EA (OOC) Achiet-le-Grand
2 31 Aug 1916 1630 19 B.E.12 D (DES) Havrincourt Wood
3 10 Nov 1916 1145 19 SPAD (A262) C (DES) Guedecourt
4 12 Jul 1917 1400-1500 56 S.E.5a (A4855) Albatros D.V (OOC) Zandvoorde
5 13 Jul 1917 1930-2110 56 S.E.5a (A4855) Albatros D.V (OOC) Moorslede
6 17 Jul 1917 2015 56 S.E.5a (A8909) Albatros D.V (OOC) 1 Roulers-Menin Road
7 28 Jul 1917 0830-0930 56 S.E.5a (B504) Albatros D.V (OOC) Menin

1 Shared with 2Lt Leonard Barlow, 2Lt Arthur Rhys Davids, 2Lt Keith Muspratt, Lt V P Cronyn (A4856)
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