18 February 1919 We Lost 341

Leonard Allan Payne

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • Two RAF 11-victory aces

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Thomas Harold Hill Beven (Canadian Machine Gun Corps) dies of pneumonia at age 32. He is the son of the Reverend Canon W Bevan.
  • Captain Leonard Allan Payne MC (Royal Air Force) dies on service at age 24. He is an 11-victory ace.
  • Captain Herbert Andrew Patey DFC (Royal Air Force) dies of double pneumonia at age 20. He is also an 11-victory ace.