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Tango0106 Sep 2017 3:19 p.m. PST

… Even as He Crashed.

"Bored with life in his small town, Alan Arnett McLeod wanted to fight and fly. So they let him, and fight he did in the most spectacular way.

McLeod was born on Aril 20, 1899 in Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada. He developed a passion for the military and enrolled in the 34th Fort Garry Horse (a Canadian Army Reserve) in 1913. He was just 14. When war broke out the following year, he was sent home.

McLeod believed that persistence paid off. He tried several times to join the military, but they refused until finally when he was 18, he was accepted into the Royal Flying Corps (RFC)…"
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