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Name: John Bonnicher Crompton
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 60
Victories: 5
Born: 08 December 1897
Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec
Died:  
Place of Death: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
 
Flying the S.E.5a, John Bonnicher Crompton scored four victories in 1917 and one more in January 1918. On 16 March 1918, he was deemed unfit for further combat duty by a medical review board and reassigned to the Home Establishment.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 05 Sep 1917 1900 60 S.E.5a (A8918) Albatros D.V (OOC) 1 Sailly en Ostrevent
2 20 Sep 1917 1200 60 S.E.5a (B543) C (OOC) Roulers-Menin
3 25 Sep 1917 1200 60 S.E.5a (B512) Albatros D.V (DES) 2 Goenberg
4 12 Oct 1917 0915 60 S.E.5a (B519) Albatros D.V (DES) De Ruite
5 01 Jan 1918 1050 60 S.E.5a (A8901) DFW C (OOC) 3 W of Roulers

1 Shared with Lt Spencer Horn
2 Shared with Lt Graham Young
3 Shared with Capt Frank Soden
 
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