|John Knox MacArrthur|
|Born||14 January 1891|
|Died||20 July 1918|
|Place of birth||Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||27th Aero Squadron|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Cross|
On 20 July 1918, he was one of three pilots forced down and killed by stormy weather.
Honors and awards[edit | edit source]
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Knox MacArthur, Second Lieutenant (Air Service), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Luneville, France, June 13, 1918. Outnumbered and handicapped by his presence far behind the German lines, Second Lieutenant MacArthur and three flying companions fought brilliantly a large group of enemy planes, bringing down or putting to flight all in the attacking party, while performing an important mission.
References[edit | edit source]
- American Aces of World War I. Norman Franks, Harry Dempsey. Osprey Publishing, 2001. ISBN 1-84176-375-6, ISBN 978-1-84176-375-0.
- "John Knox MacArthur". theaerodrome.com. http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/usa/macarthur.php. Retrieved 24 June 2010.
- American Aces of World War I. p. 71.
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