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Maj. Edward Mannock is Named Champion Flier
Maj. Edward Mannock is Named Champion Flier
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Maj. Edward Mannock is Named Champion Flier

MAJ. EDWARD MANNOCK IS NAMED CHAMPION FLIER

LONDON, May 4— (British Wireless Service).—The Air Ministry, has decided, that so far as can be ascertained, the champion British airman, of the war was the late Maj. Edward Mannock. Lieut. Col. William A. Bishop, the Canadian aviator, who won the Victoria Cross, comes next. Maj. Mannock brought down seventy-three enemy machines and Lieut. Col. Bishop seventy-two. Of all the allies, Lieut. Rene Fonck, the French ace, holds the record with seventy-eight.
The late Baron Richthofen of German "flying circus" fame, claimed to hold the world's record for the number of machines he had destroyed, but the Germans worked on different system respecting official confirmation of each victory, and his record, has not been confirmed.

The Indianapolis Star - Monday, May 05, 1919



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