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Name: Henry Michael Moody
Military Cross (MC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 45
Victories: 8
Born: 1898
Place of Birth: Welshampton, Shropshire
Died: 23 April 1931 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Seahurst Park, Sussex
On 31 December 1917, Henry Michael Moody and Raymond Brownell shot down German ace Alwin Thurm near Asolo.
Military Cross (MC)
T./2nd Lt. Henry Michael Moody, Gen. List and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in leading patrols. He has destroyed four enemy aircraft and shot down three out of control. He has further carried out very successfully a number of low-flying patrols, photographic reconnaissances, and escorts, and has on all occasions shown a very fine spirit of dash and determination.
#6 Germany Alwin Thurm
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 04 Sep 1917 1450 45 Sopwith Camel C (OOC) NE of Comines
2 11 Sep 1917 0920 45 Sopwith Camel DFW C (OOC) Westroosebeke
3 20 Sep 1917 1825 45 Sopwith Camel C (DESF) 1 Passchendaele
4 13 Nov 1917 1610 45 Sopwith Camel (B6238) Junkers J.I (OOC) NE of Comines
5 31 Dec 1917 0945 45 Sopwith Camel (B6238) Albatros D.III (OOC) Piave de Soligo
6 31 Dec 1917 1030 45 Sopwith Camel (B6238) Albatros D.V (CAP) 2 Parderno
7 11 Jan 1918 1530 45 Sopwith Camel (B6383) Albatros D.III (DES) Corbelone
8 30 Jan 1918 1300 45 Sopwith Camel (B4609) Albatros D.III (DES) Susegana

1 Shared with Emerson Smith and Raymond Brownell
2 Shared with 2Lt Raymond Brownell
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