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Name: William Thomas Barnes
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Service: Royal Air Force
Unit: 11
Victories: 9
Born: 10 March 1894
Place of Birth: Sutton, Surrey
Died: 28 November 1921
Place of Death: Kilmichael, Cork, Ireland
 
 
Post-war, William Thomas Barnes was a member of the Auxiliary police and was killed with 18 other men in an IRA ambush.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
2nd Lt. William Thomas Barnes. (FRANCE)
   A skilful and gallant observer. On 1st October, during an important reconnaissance, this officer's machine was attacked by six or seven Fokkers; after scattering them he saw an enemy aeroplane attacking one of our machines; he at once engaged it, shooting it down in flames. Shortly afterwards he shot down another enemy machine out of control.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Aug 1918 0740 11 Bristol F.2b (D7981) 1 Fokker D.VII (DES) Bapaume
2 29 Aug 1918 1830 11 Bristol F.2b (D7981) 1 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Bourlon Wood
3 04 Sep 1918 1045 11 Bristol F.2b (B8941) 1 Fokker D.VII (DESF) S of St. Hilaire
4 16 Sep 1918 1850 11 Bristol F.2b (D7978) 2 Fokker D.VII (DES) Cambrai
5 16 Sep 1918 1900 11 Bristol F.2b (D7978) 2 Fokker D.VII (DES) S of Cambrai
6 17 Sep 1918 1055 11 Bristol F.2b (D7978) 2 Fokker D.VII (DES) N of Cambrai
7 01 Oct 1918 0820 11 Bristol F.2b (E2573) 1 Fokker D.VII (DESF) S of Le Cateau
8 01 Oct 1918 0825 11 Bristol F.2b (E2573) 1 Fokker D.VII (OOC) S of Le Cateau
9 03 Oct 1918 1800 11 Bristol F.2b (B8941) 1 Fokker D.VII (OOC) NE of Cambrai

1 Pilot Cyril Smythe
2 Pilot Lt B S B Thomas
 
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