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66 Squadron, RFC & RAF, 1916 to 1919

Summary life history of Officers


O'Brien, Patrick Alva, 2/Lt
Born American 13/12/1890 at Momence
With 66 Squadron from 28/07/1917 to 17/08/1917 as pilot
RAeC Certificate 5397 dated 16/06/1917
Eventual fate died on 19/12/1920
Awarded MC
Notes: 28/06/17 For posting, 28/06/17 GoS Training Brigade, 28/06/17 23 Wing, 25/07/17 81 Sqn, 07/08/17 Graduation 81 Sqn, 28/07/17 66 Sqn, 17/08/17 mia, pow escaped, 21/03/18 Relinquished Commission. See biographies.


O'Connor-Glynn, Ernest Patrick, Lt
Born Irish 19/09/1893
With 66 Squadron from 09/07/1918 to 15/08/1918 as pilot

Eventual fate kwf on 15/08/1918 in aircraft B2433

Notes: 26/10/17 Reading, 18/01/18 CFS (Upavon), 22/06/18 1 FS, 03/07/18 14 Wing, 09/07/18 66 Sqn, 15/08/18 kia. Though to have been born in Dublin?


Oliver, Siddartha John, 2/Lt
Born English 05/08/1897 at Petersfield
With 66 Squadron from 30/06/1917 to 10/08/1917 as pilot

Eventual fate kia on 10/08/1917 in aircraft A6201

Notes: 22/07/16 Oxford, 31/12/16 49 Sqn FO, 11 RS, 15/01/17 77 Sqn, 40 RS, 31/06/17 EF 66 Sqn, 10/08/17 mia.


Osborne, Sidney James, 2/Lt
Born English 05/02/1899 at Somerset
With 66 Squadron from 25/07/1918 to 01/11/1918 as pilot



Notes: South Farnborough 27/06/17, Denham 23/07/17, RDS 31/08/17, 1 OCW 18/09/17, SMA Oxford 02/11/17, 35 WG/1 TDS 02/02/18, 63 TDS 20/03/18, FO 21/06/18, 2 FS 24/06/18, 14 Wg 20/07/18, 66 Sqn, Unemployed list 26/02/19.


Oxspring, Robert, Capt
Born English 20/06/1892 at Ecclesfield
With 66 Squadron from 06/04/1917 to 30/04/2017 as pilot

Eventual fate wia on 30/04/1917 in aircraft A7323
Awarded MC*
Notes: 3 Bn KOYLI 12 Sqn Observer, CFS, 43 Sqn, 54 Sqn. Collided 30/04/1917 with Bristol F2b A7105 pilot Lt. H C Patterson & Cpl. R Edwards 48 Sqn who were killed. Father of Robert W "Bobby" Oxspring, WW2 B Flt Commander 66 Sqn, Robert died on 28/08/1943.


 

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