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MacLaren, Donald Roderick DSO (Major)

Survived 1918-October-09

Male Head

Birth Date: unkown date (age 95)

Born: Ottawa, Ontario

Robert James MacLaren & Mary Jeanie MacLaren

Verna Gladys Harrison

Home: Burnaby, BC

Enlistment: Ottawa, Ontario

Enlistment Date: 1917-05-08

Decorations: DSO, MC and bar, DFC, Légion d'Honneur, Crois de Geurre

Distinguished Service OrderDistinguished Service Cross
46 (F) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
We Rise To Conquer
2nd Lieutenant
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
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Service Numbers
MacLaren completed a surveyor's course in Vancouver and later worked as a fur trapper in northern Canada. He joined the RFC in 1917 and had shot down 54 enemy aircraft by the end of the war. He was the highest scoring WW1 ace to fly the Sopwith Camel. He scored his final victory on 1918-10-09. After the war he became superintendent of Canadian Airways, and was in charge of operations for Trans-Canada Airlines in 1937. He was one of the founders of the Air Cadet League and was elected to the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame in 1977.

46 (F) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) We Rise To Conquer

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