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Name: Harry Neville Compton
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Harry Neville Compton
Country: Canada
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 23
Victories: 5
Born: 09 April 1899
Place of Birth: Winnepeg, Manitoba
Died: 1951
Place of Death: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
 
After serving with the Canadian Engineers, Harry Neville Compton transferred to the Royal Flying Corps on 14 February 1918. Latter that year, he scored five victories while serving with 23 Squadron as a Sopwith Dolphin pilot.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 01 Jul 1918 2045 23 Sopwith Dolphin (D3715) Albatros D.V (DES) NE of Hangest
2 07 Jul 1918 1900 23 Sopwith Dolphin (C3810) Pfalz D.III (DES) N of Proyart
3 06 Sep 1918 0915 23 Sopwith Dolphin (D3754) Fokker D.VII (DESF) St. Quentin
4 28 Oct 1918 1130 23 Sopwith Dolphin (C4130) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Bois de Nouvion
5 01 Nov 1918 1200 23 Sopwith Dolphin (C4130) DFW C (DES) 1 Petit Bart

1 Shared with Capt James Pearson, Lt E J Taylor (E4139)
 
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