D'Urban Armstrong

Military Person

1897 –

95

Who is D'Urban Armstrong?

Captain D'Urban Victor Armstrong DFC was a World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories.

Armstrong was born in Natal, South Africa on 26 July 1897. He was educated at Hilton College

Armstrong joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1915. He was assigned to No. 60 Squadron the following year; while with them, he scored a kill on 9 November 1916. His next posting was to No. 44 Squadron on home defense duties. In 1917, he was transferred to No. 78 Squadron to lead a flight. His final assignment was with No. 151 Squadron. He was one of the first night fighter victors in aerial warfare, as 151 Squadron was the Royal Air Force's first night fighter squadron, 151 Squadron. Armstrong was credited with four nighttime victories between 29 June and 17 September 1918, including a Gotha G bomber on 24 August.

Two days after war's end, Armstrong was killed in a flying accident while flying aerobatics in his Sopwith Camel.

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Born
Jul 26, 1897
Natal, South Africa

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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