18 May 1917 – Macedonian Strut


Gerald Atkinson Magor

Out in Macedonia, ‘F’ Squadron RNAS has moved from Amberkoj to undertake an offensive from Marian aerodrome on the Struma front.

Raids are being undertaken against the aerodrome at Drama and against stations and dumps in the Struma area using the single-seat version of the Sopwith Strutter. In fact the RNAS are the only users of the Strutter outside France.

Today, on one of these raids, Flight Sub-Lieutenant Gerald Atkinson Magor was flying in Sopwith Strutter N5532 when he was hit by anti-aircraft fire. Magor was wounded and lost consciousness but recovered in time to make a forced landing


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