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Lt. Frank Sharpe

Royal Flying Corps 1 Sqd.


Frank Sharpe was shot down behind enemy lines at 3.15pm on the 9th of June 1917 at the Battle of Messines and was captured by the enemy. His Nieuport Scout (B3481) was shot down near Zandvoorde by Kurt-Bertram von Döring of Jasta 4.

Lt. Sharpe had already brought down five enemy aircraft in the battle; Albatros D.III between Ypres and Roulers at mid day on the 1st May 1917, Albatros D.V at 10:40 on the 26th over Lompret, Rumpler C at 8:40 pm on the 4th of June near Perenchies, another Albatros D.V at Zandvoorde on the morning of the 7th June and later the same day a Balloon at Quesnoy.

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