Philip Tudhope

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Philip Murray Tudhope
Born27 September 1898
Orange Free State
Allegiance Union of South Africa
UnitNo. 46 Squadron RAF
AwardsDistinguished Flying Cross

Lieutenant Philip Murray Tudhope (born 27 September 1898, date of death unknown) was a World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories.[1]

Tudhope joined the Royal Flying Corps in May 1917. On 3 March 1918, he was assigned to 46 Squadron. On 25 April 1918, he joined with Captain Cecil Marchant and Lieutenant E. Smith to destroy an LVG two-seater reconnaissance plane. He then set afire a Pfalz D.III on 30 May. His last four victories were "out of control" wins over Fokker D.VIIs. The last two of these, on 17 September, were during a melee, and were shared with Captain Donald MacLaren and four other RAF pilots; the Fokkers fell and collided with one another.[2]:369

Honors and awards[edit]

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC ) Lieut. Philip Murray Tudhope. (FRANCE)

On 18 October this officer displayed marked presence of mind and initiative. Seeing an enemy battery proceeding along a road towards a town which he knew was held by our troops, Lieut. Tudhope descended to a low altitude to accelerate its progress. So successful was this manoeuvre that the leading gun was driven into the hands of our infantry and captured; the remainder wheeled about and retired, pursued by this officer.[3]


  1. ^ Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  2. ^ Shores, Christopher F. (1990). Above the Trenches: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces 1915-1920. Grub Street. ISBN 0-948817-19-4.
  3. ^;1998-01-01/exact=philip+murray+tudhope/start=1 Retrieved 21 February 2010.