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Name: William MacLanachan
William MacLanachan
Country: Scotland
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 40
Victories: 7
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Assigned to 40 Squadron in 1917, William MacLanachan often flew with his friend Edward Mannock. After the war, he became a journalist and often used the pen name "McScotch." He received no medals or decorations during the war.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Jul 1917 1215 40 Nieuport (B1693) C (OOC) Brebieres
2 16 Aug 1917 0815 40 Nieuport (B1693) DFW C (OOC) Sallaumines
3 20 Aug 1917 0930 40 Nieuport (B1693) DFW C (OOC) E of La Bassée
4 22 Aug 1917 1010 40 Nieuport (B1693) Albatros D.V (OOC) Douai-Henin-Lietard
5 15 Sep 1917 1405 40 Nieuport 24 (B3608) Albatros D.V (OOC) SE of Vimy
6 23 Sep 1917 1530 40 Nieuport 24 (B3608) Albatros D.V (DES) SW of Henin-Lietard
7 12 Nov 1917 1220 40 S.E.5a (A8913) Albatros D.III (OOC) 1 Annay

1 Shared with 2Lt Cecil King
 
Books
fighting pilot (Vintage Aviation Library, No 8)
William MacLanachan / Unknown Binding / Greenhill Pr 1985
 
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