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Name: Thomas Frederick Stephenson
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Country: England
Rank: Sergeant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Unit: 11
Victories: 5
Born: 1894
Place of Birth: Rowley Regis, Staffordshire
Died: 20 November 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death:  
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
 
 
The son of George Frederick and Annie Georgina Stephenson, Thomas Frederick Stephenson scored 5 victories flying the Bristol Fighter with his observer, 1st Air Mechanic Sidney Platel. On 31 October 1917, Stephenson and Platel were shot down by Hans Bethge of Jasta 30. Less than a month later, Stephenson was killed in action when he and Lieutenant T.W. Morse were shot down by Jasta 12. Morse survived but was captured.

Birth registered at Ripon, Yorkshire; 1901 residence was Scriven, Yorkshire. Service number 769.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 23 Sep 1917 1625 11 Bristol Fighter (A7209) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Vitry
2 20 Oct 1917 1640 11 Bristol Fighter 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) NW of Cambrai
3 20 Oct 1917 1640 11 Bristol Fighter 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) NW of Cambrai
4 31 Oct 1917 1530 11 Bristol Fighter (A7235) 1 Albatros D.V (DESF) Fresse
5 31 Oct 1917 1530 11 Bristol Fighter (A7235) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) Fresse

1 Observer AM1 Sidney Platel
 
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