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Name: Claude Robert James Thompson
Country: Australia
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 19
Victories: 6
Born: 15 January 1892
Place of Birth: Melbourne, Victoria
Died: 17 July 1918 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: England
Cemetery: Dartford Cemetery, Watling Street, Kent
 
 
From Richmond, Victoria, Lieutenant Claude Robert James Thompson received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 4343 at Shoreham on 1 March 1917. Flying the SPAD VII and SPAD XIII, he was credited with six victories while serving with 19 Squadron in 1917. Reassigned to the Home Establishment, he was killed in a crash during the summer of 1918.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 19 Jun 1917 2000 19 SPAD (B3498) Albatros D.III (OOC) Kruiesik
2 14 Oct 1917 1030 19 SPAD (B6776) Albatros D.V (DES) Coucou
3 27 Oct 1917 0620 19 SPAD (B6817) Rumpler C (OOC) SE of Passchendaele
4 30 Oct 1917 0620 19 SPAD (B6817) DFW C (OOC) 1 W of Dadizeele
5 09 Nov 1917 1000 19 SPAD (A6784) Albatros D.V (DES) Zuidhoek
6 09 Nov 1917 1030 19 SPAD (A6784) Albatros D.V (OOC) Zandvoorde

1 Shared with Lt John De Pencier
 
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