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Name: Peter Aitken MacDougall
Military Cross (MC)
Country: Scotland
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 24
Victories: 7
Born: 1898
Place of Birth: Lerwick, Shetland Islands
Place of Death:  
Posted to 24 Squadron in 1917, Peter Aitken MacDougall scored 1 victory flying the D.H.5 and 6 victories flying the S.E.5a. He was wounded in action on 12 March 1918.

Appears as Peter Aitken McDougall in some sources. 1901 residence, Lerwick; home at enlistment, Scalloway, Shetland Islands.
Military Cross (MC)
T./2nd Lt. Peter Aitken Macdougall, Gen. List and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He always showed great initiative and skill in attacking enemy aircraft, and drove down or destroyed several enemy machines. On one occasion while on patrol he encountered three enemy two-seater machines, and, though his engine was giving trouble, ne attacked them single-handed and drove one of them down out of control, having shot the observer. On another occasion, after driving down an enemy machine, he attacked and silenced a battery of six guns which were firing on our machines. His example of pluck and determination was of the utmost value to the squadron
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 15 Nov 1917 1250 24 D.H.5 (B362) Albatros D.III (OOC) Dixmude
2 19 Feb 1918 0840 24 S.E.5a (B120) Rumpler C (DESF) 1 Servais
3 19 Feb 1918 0850 24 S.E.5a (B120) DFW C (OOC) 1 Bernot
4 21 Feb 1918 1015 24 S.E.5a (B8257) Albatros D.V (OOC) S of Honnecourt
5 26 Feb 1918 1615 24 S.E.5a (B120) Fokker DR.I (DES) E of Laon
6 06 Mar 1918 1635 24 S.E.5a (B146) Albatros D.V (OOC) E of St. Quentin
7 12 Mar 1918 1015 24 S.E.5a (B891) C (DES) SE of St. Quentin

1 Shared with Lt Andrew Cowper (B664), Lt Ronald Mark (B67) and Lt Reuben Hammersley (B891)
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