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Name: James Geoffrey Coombe
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 21, 29
Victories: 8
Born: 01 April 1894
Place of Birth: Grimsby, Yorkshire
Died: 09 April 1974
Place of Death: Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland
 
 
Commissioned in 1915, James Geoffrey Coombe served with the Lincoln Regiment until his transfer to the Royal Flying Corps in August of the same year. After serving as an observer with 21 Squadron, he received pilot training and was posted to 29 Squadron where he flew Nieuport Scouts. Scoring eight victories, he was promoted to flight commander in March 1918.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 08 Nov 1917 abt 1600 29 Nieuport (B6821) C (OOC) Houthoulst
2 26 Nov 1917 1430 29 Nieuport (B6821) Albatros D.V (OOC) Gulleghem
3 16 Dec 1917 1020 29 Nieuport Albatros D.V (OOC) Near Roulers
4 24 Jan 1918 1230 29 Nieuport (B6832) C (OOC) NE of Roulers
5 28 Jan 1918 1220 29 Nieuport (B6836) Albatros D.V (OOC) S of Roulers
6 30 Jan 1918 1225 29 Nieuport (B6836) Albatros D.V (OOC) W of Roulers
7 18 Feb 1918 1120 29 Nieuport (B6820) Albatros D.III (DES) NW of Courtemarck
8 18 Mar 1918 1145 29 Nieuport (B6786) Pfalz D.III (OOC) SE of Rumbeke
 
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