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Name: Harry Christopher Travers Gompertz
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 55
Victories: 5
Born: 25 May 1898
Place of Birth: Ilfacombe, South Devon
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
Having served with the Royal Field Artillery, Harry Christopher Travers Gompertz was seconded to the Royal Flying Corps in August 1917. An observer ace with 55 Squadron in 1918, he was wounded in action on 30 August and was captured on 10 November when his D.H.4 was shot down during a raid on Thionville.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Aug 1918 0730 55 D.H.4 1 Pfalz D.III (OOC) Vosges
2 14 Aug 1918 1500 55 D.H.4 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Offenburg
3 30 Aug 1918 1030 55 D.H.4 2 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Metz
4 30 Aug 1918 1030 55 D.H.4 2 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Metz
5 03 Nov 1918 55 D.H.4 1 Fokker D.VII (OOC)  

1 Pilot Capt D R G MacKay
2 Pilot Lt S L Dowdeswell
 
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