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Name: John Anthony "Jack" McCudden
Military Cross (MC) John McCudden
Country: England
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Units: 25, 84
Victories: 8
Born: 14 June 1897
Place of Birth: Chatham, Kent, England
Died: 18 March 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near Saint-Souplet, France
Cemetery: St. Souplet British Cemetery, Nord, France
Younger brother of James McCudden, John McCudden was shot down by Ulrich Neckel of Jasta 12 on 28 February 1918. The following month, he was killed in combat when his S.E.5a was shot down by Hans Wolff of Jasta 11.
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. John Anthony McCudden, Gen. List, R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While on patrol he attacked single-handed two enemy triplanes, causing one to dive down steeply under control and the other to crash to the ground. On the day previous to this he destroyed a hostile two-seater, besides which he has driven down one other machine, which was observed to be destroyed, and four others completely out of control. He has always displayed great courage and determination.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 27 Oct 1917 0950 25 D.H.4 (A7487) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Roulers
2 26 Nov 1917 1230 25 D.H.4 (A7535) 2 Albatros C (OOC) Denain-Neuville
3 30 Jan 1918 1145 84 S.E.5a (C5310) Albatros D.V (OOC) Villers Outreaux
4 15 Feb 1918 1545 84 S.E.5a (C5310) Rumpler C (OOC) 3 Mont St. Martin
5 16 Feb 1918 0940 84 S.E.5a (C5310) Rumpler C (DES) St. Quentin
6 17 Feb 1918 1115 84 S.E.5a (C5310) Fokker DR.I (DES) 7-8 mi NE of St. Quentin
7 19 Feb 1918 1015 84 S.E.5a (C5310) Albatros D.V (DES) N of La Fère
8 19 Feb 1918 1020 84 S.E.5a (C5310) Albatros D.V (OOC) 4 St. Gobain Wood

1 Observer AM J Harris
2 Observer 2Lt C Critchley
3 Shared with Lt Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor
4 Shared with 2Lt Jens Larson
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