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Shanks, Daniel Albert (Second-Lieutenant)

Killed in Action 1918-September-21

Birth Date: unkown date (age 29)

James C. Shanks & Elizabeth A. Shanks

Home: Hoowick, Quebec.

Service
RAF
Unit
108 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Viribus Contractis With gathered strength
Rank
Second-Lieutenant
Marshal
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Pilot
Service Numbers
Shot down by a German aircraft.The Observer, Sergeant R.J. Sear is also MIA. *L.S.* 1918-09-21: Shanks and his gunner Sgt. R.J. Sear were last seen over Zarren at 10,000 feet and descending with a number of EA on his tail. Both were KIA.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Second-Lieutenant Daniel Albert Shanks has no known grave.

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Airco DH.9 (Source Wikipedia

The Airco DH.9 (from de Havilland 9) also known after 1920 as the de Havilland DH.9 was a British single-engined biplane bomber developed and deployed during the First World War.

The DH.9 was a development of Airco's earlier successful DH.4, with which it shared many components. These were mated to an all-new fuselage and the BHP/Galloway Adriatic engine, which promised increased performance. Anticipating its usefulness, the type was ordered in very large numbers for Britain's Royal Flying Corps (RFC).

Upon entering service, the DH.9's performance was found to be unsatisfactory. The Adriatic engine was unreliable and failed to provide the expected power, which gave the DH.9 poorer performance than the aircraft it had been meant to replace. The performance deficit was blamed for the heavy losses they suffered over the Western Front. The redesigned DH.9A was fitted with a more powerful and reliable American Liberty L-12 engine which rectified the shortcomings of the original DH.9 model. Wikipedia

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