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Eugene Esmonde

World War II Victoria Cross winner (posthumous)

Died when: 32 years 348 days (395 months)
Star Sign: Pisces


Eugene Esmonde

Lieutenant Commander Eugene Esmonde, (1 March 1909 – 12 February 1942) was a distinguished Irish pilot in the Fleet Air Arm who was a posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross (VC), the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy awarded to members of Commonwealth forces.

Esmonde earned this award while in command of a British Fleet Air Arm torpedo bomber squadron in the Second World War.

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