MAJ Edward Corringham “Mick” Mannock

MAJ Edward Corringham “Mick” Mannock

Birth
Ballincollig, County Cork, Ireland
Death 26 Jul 1918 (aged 31)
Lillers, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Memorial Site* Arras, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

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Memorial ID 9351062 · View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Ballincollig, Ireland he served as a Major commander of the 85 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. After fifty-eight confirmed air victories, Major Mannock offered to help a new arrival pilot 2nd Lieutenant Donald Inglis, obtain his first victory on a mission July 26, 1918. After shooting down a German Albatros D-II fighter behind the German front-line, the two men headed for home. While crossing the trenches at Doulieu, France, the two British fighters were met with a massive volley of ground-fire. The engine of Major Mannock's aircraft was hit, immediately caught fire and crashed in flames behind German lines. For devotion to duty and self-sacrifice, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross presented to his father at Buckingham Palace in July 1919.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 22 Aug 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9351062
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MAJ Edward Corringham “Mick” Mannock (24 May 1887–26 Jul 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9351062, citing Arras Flying Services Memorial, Arras, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .