Portuguese pilots in 10Sq RFC

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    Armando
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    Armando

    Hello
    I am searching for information about the four Portuguese pilots that were integrated in 10th Squadron RFC, then operating in Shoques, Béthune, France. They were admitted in the Squadron about January 1917, but I don‘t know the date of their departure some months later.
    Later in the war, after they left the RFC, they were assigned tho French fighter units (flying SPADs).
    Their names were:
    Óscar Monteiro Torres
    Alberto Lelo (or Lello) Portela (or Portella, sometimes written Portila)
    António Sousa (or Souza) Maia (or Maya)
    José Santos Leite (sometimes erroneously written Leitre or Lietre, as in C&C USA & International article by Bailey about SPA 124)

    My interest goes into:
    1. What is the date of their admission into the Squadron and the date of their departure?
    2. Are they mentionned in any personnel list? In which dates?
    3. Are they mentionned in any operational report?
    4. Is it known which aircraft they may have operated? I‘ve read Be2d, is this information correct, or complete?
    5. What kind of missions may have been flown by them?
    6. Are there any photos where they may have been identified?

    Many thanks for your attention
    Augusto Mouta, from Portugal

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