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    Second Lieutenant Elliot Gavin Robertson of 85 Squadron was posted missing with a date of death of 27th September 1918, presumably in an S.E.5a
    Can someone with an 85 Squadron history or the Air-Britain S.E.5a monograph confirm he was flying an S.E.5a and and identify the aircraft involved.
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    Ian Macdonald

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    Hello,

    27-9-1918
    No.85 Sqn, Royal Air Force.
    S.E.5a H7249

    Offensive Patrol. Left 4.55pm. Combat with 2 Enemy Aircraft e St Quentin. (MIA).

    Lt E G ROBERTSON - KIA

    See:
    The Sky Their Battlefield.
    Henshaw,Trevor.
    London:Grub Street,1995.
    p.422

    and...

    ROYAL AIR FORCE.

    ROBERTSON, 2Lt Elliot Gairn, 85 Sqn, pilot. KIA 27.9.18. No Known Grave. Listed on Arras Memorial, France.

    27.9.1918

    2Lt E G Robertson, 85 Sqn. Kia in SE5a H7249. Western Front.

    See:
    Airmen Died in the Great War 1914 - 1918.
    Hobson,Chris.
    Suffolk:Spink & Son.,1995
    pp.183 & 300.

    Col.
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    Thank you, Col. Exactly what I needed.
    Ian

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