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Formed: February 1916 at Gosport
Mobilized: August 1916
Insignia:  
Aces: 24  
Victories:   Claimed
  Confirmed
Losses:   Killed in Action (KIA)
  Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA)
  Wounded in Action (WIA)
  Prisoners of War (POW)
 
40 Squadron was formed at Gosport in February 1916 and was posted to France in August 1916. It was the first unit equipped with the F.E.8.
 
Aces Aircraft COs Aerodromes
1 Ireland George McElroy 30
2 England Edward Mannock 16
3 Canada Albert Godfrey 13
4 England Arthur Keen 13
5 USA Louis Bennett 12
6 USA Reed Landis 12
7 Scotland Ian Napier 12
8 Canada William Harrison 11
9 England Gwilym Lewis 10
10 India Indra Roy 10
11 Canada John Tudhope 10
12 Australia Roderic Dallas 9
13 England Edwin Benbow 8
14 South Africa Ivan Hind 8
15 England Herbert Ellis 7
16 Scotland William MacLanachan 7
17 England Gilbert Strange 7
18 England John Barlow 6
19 England William Bond 5
20 Scotland Gerard Crole 5
21 Canada George Dixon 5
22 South Africa Robert Hall 5
23 England Donald Murmann 5
24 England John Wallwork 5
1 F.E.8
Feb 1916
2 Nieuport 17
Mar 1917
3 Nieuport 23
4 Nieuport 27
Mar 1917
5 S.E.5
Oct 1917
1 Maj. L.A. Tilney
1 Bruay
 
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