Originally Posted by SoFarQ
I, like many of your newer members, have been trawling through this site for a few weeks now and have found the content invaluable. The reason for me doing this in the first instance was to find out more about a certain pilot.
Flight Lieutenant Pruett Mullens Dennett
R.N.A.S 8 & RAF 208.
Some 20 Years ago I was passed a Document/Manuscript which is a collection of letters sent during his short life to his sweetheart who had lived next door to him since he was 12. The letters contain many stories relating to his adventures leading up to and including his postings to the front and many of the pilots posted with him in Naval 8 including the last few before it was finally disbanded.
The reason for writing this is to ask if anyone has any Photos of Naval 8 in a line up or individual pictures of his airplane B6447 Sopwith Camel. I would also like to find out how he died and who shot him down, thanks to this site I know it was near Estaires Saint-Eloi
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p.s.s. Here is some info you seek:
- Flight Lieutenant Pruett Mullens Dennett RAF 208 Sqdn, Native of Southsea, Hants - Age 19 - KIA 12:15 on 2.6.18 - NKG (no known Grave) listed on Arras Memorial, France.
- Sopwith Camel (D1854) arrived 208 Sqdn 11.4.18. (130-hp Clerget)
-Name: Pruett Mullens Dennett
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 8N (RNAS) 208 (RAF)
Born: 21 January 1899
Place of Birth: Southsea, Hampshire
Died: 02 June 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near Estaires
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
- Victories (10)
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Dec 1917 0900 8N Sopwith Camel C (OOC) 1 Henin-Lietard (Shared)
2 03 Jan 1918 1005 8N Sopwith Camel (B6447) Hannover C (DES) 2 Arras (Shared)
3 04 Jan 1918 1130 8N Sopwith Camel (B6319) DFW C (DES) 3 Oppy-Monchy (Shared)
4 19 Jan 1918 1125 8N Sopwith Camel (B6447) Albatros D.V (OOC) 4 Wingles (Shared)
5 19 Jan 1918 1515 8N Sopwith Camel (B6447) Albatros D.V (OOC) Henin-Lietard
6 29 Jan 1918 1530 8N Sopwith Camel (N6356) Albatros D.V (OOC) Henin-Lietard
7 17 Apr 1918 0715 208 Sopwith Camel (D1873) Albatros D.V (DES) 1 mi S of Merville
8 22 May 1918 0800 208 Sopwith Camel (D1853) C (OOC) 5 2 mi NE of Lens (Shared)
9 31 May 1918 1110 208 Sopwith Camel (D1854) Fokker DR.I (OOC) 6 Merville (Shared)
10 02 Jun 1918 1215 208 Sopwith Camel (D1853) Albatros D.V (DES) 6 N of Lestrem (Shared D1889, D1923 &D6698)
1 Shared with FSL William Jordan
2 Shared with F/Cdr Robert Compston
, FSL William Jordan
3 Shared with FSL William Jordan, FSL Edward Johnstone, FSL A J Dixon (B6278)
4 Shared with FSL William Jordan, FSL Edward Johnstone
5 Shared with Capt William Jordan, Lt Reginald Johns, Lt John McDonald, Lt Edward Johnstone, Capt Gerald Cooper, Lt Herbert Fowler
6 Shared with Capt William Jordan, Lt Reginald Johns, Lt John McDonald
- Sopwith Camel (D1854) 208 Sqdn. P left 11am combat with Albatros Merville-Estaires seen after combat over Estaires MIA (Lt. PM Dennett (KIA)
Hopes this helps a bit.