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Name: Louis Mark Thompson
Louis Mark Thompson
Country: Canada
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 62
Victories: 9
Born: 22 October 1888
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: 11 June 1972
Place of Death: Altoona, Florida, USA
 
 
A grain broker from Saskachewan, Thompson served with the 18th Canadian Reserve Battalion before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps in September 1917. He was promoted to temporary Second Lieutenant (on probation) on 3 January 1918 and on 13 March 1918, he was posted to 62 Squadron as an observer. Thompson scored 9 victories flying Bristol Fighters and was twice recommended for the Distinguished Flying Cross. He and pilot Douglas Savage were shot down by anti-aircraft fire near Armentières on 21 April 1918. On 22 August 1918, Thompson was forced to land when pilot Ernest Morrow was badly wounded. In 1919, Thompson emigrated to the United States and was living in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1920.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 26 Mar 1918 62 Bristol F.2b (B1302) EA (OOC) 1 E of Nurlu
2 12 Apr 1918 1420 62 Bristol F.2b (B1234) Pfalz D.III (OOC) 1 Estaires
3 12 Apr 1918 1515 62 Bristol F.2b (B1234) Albatros D.V (OOC) 1 Aubers
4 21 Apr 1918 0945 62 Bristol F.2b (B1234) Albatros D.V (DES) 1 W of Lille
5 21 Apr 1918 0950 62 Bristol F.2b (B1234) Pfalz D.III (DES) 1 W of Lille
6 10 Aug 1918 1130 62 Bristol F.2b (C895) Pfalz D.III (OOC) 2 SW of Péronne
7 10 Aug 1918 1131 62 Bristol F.2b (C895) Pfalz D.III (OOC) 2 SW of Pérrone
8 22 Aug 1918 0745 62 Bristol F.2b (C895) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 2 Pronville
9 22 Aug 1918 0745 62 Bristol F.2b (C895) Fokker D.VII (DES) 2 Pronville

1 Pilot Lt Douglas Savage
2 Pilot Lt Ernest Morrow
 
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