John McCudden

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John Anthony McCudden
Nickname(s) Jack
Born 14 June 1897
Chatham, Kent, England
Died 18 March 1918
Vicinity of Saint-Souplet
Saint-Souplet British Cemetery Saint-Souplet, France
Allegiance England
Service/branch Aviation
Years of service 1917 - 1918
Rank Second lieutenant
Unit No. 25 Squadron RFC, No. 84 Squadron RFC
Awards Military Cross

Second Lieutenant John Anthony McCudden was a World War I flying ace credited with eight aerial victories. He survived a downing by German ace Ulrich Neckel on 28 February 1918, only to be killed in action, possibly by Hans Wolff. He was the younger brother of British ace James McCudden.[1] McCudden's victor cannot be identified for certain since more than one German pilot made a claim in that combat. Wolff died in action only three months later, and his log book disappeared after the end of the war, and with it, details of the battle from his perspective.

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