John Knox MacArthur
Lieutenant John Knox MacArthur (14 January 1891 – 9 August 1918) was an American World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories. He was his squadron's first ace.
John Knox MacArrthur
Lieutenant John Knox MacArthur, 27th Aero Squadron
|Born||January 14, 1891|
Columbia, Pennsylvania, US
|Died||August 9, 1918 27)(aged|
Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Delaware US
|Service/||Air Service, United States Army|
|Unit||27th Aero Squadron|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Cross|
Honors and awards
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Knox MacArthur, Second Lieutenant (Air Service), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Luneville, France, June 13, 1918. Outnumbered and handicapped by his presence far behind the German lines, Second Lieutenant MacArthur and three flying companions fought brilliantly a large group of enemy planes, bringing down or putting to flight all in the attacking party, while performing an important mission.
- American Aces of World War I. Norman Franks, Harry Dempsey. Osprey Publishing, 2001. ISBN 1-84176-375-6, ISBN 978-1-84176-375-0.
- Over The Front: The Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the United States and French Air Services, 1914-1918 . Norman Franks, Frank Bailey. Grub Street Publishing, 2008. ISBN 0948817542 ISBN 978-0948817540