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Birthday Cake 14 May 2013 → one hundred years ago, it was McElroy's 20th birthday! He was a pleasant, young lad with smiling eyes and a daredevil streak...

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McElroy was Ireland's greatest flying ace in the First World War. Proud of his Irish roots, he was known as 'Mac' or 'McIrish' to his friends...

What made him tick? Let's keep an eye on his timeline as it unfolds:~

  • George E.H. McElroy was born on 14 May 1893 in Donnybrook, an ancient district of Dublin - the heart and capital of Ireland.
  • In 1913 McElroy was 20 years old. A young man, content to enjoy a civilian life, he also yearned for adventure and travel. Little did he know how soon his life would change!

  • Logo P.S. McElroy's fascinating, true story is brought to life in Volume 1 of International Aces!
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    Selected References

  • International Aces - Volume 1, Graphic Novel written and illustrated by Chris Geary, first edition published by
  • The Aerodrome, one of the original First World War aviation history websites
  • The Irish Way - a touch of the Irish on FaceBook!
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