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Name: Francis Stanley Symondson
Military Cross (MC)
Medal for Military Valor [Italy]
Francis Stanley Symondson
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 29, 66
Victories: 13
Born: 27 March 1897
Place of Birth: Sutton, Surrey, England
Died: 01 May 1975
Place of Death: Bridport, Dorset, England
 
 
The son of Stanley Vernon and Jessie Kate (Uridge) Symondson, Trumpeter Francis Stanley Symondson, from the Honourable Artillery Company, was promoted to Second Lieutenant on 18 March 1915. After he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps, he scored thirteen victories in Italy flying the Sopwith Camel with 66 Squadron in 1918.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. Francis Stanley Symondson, Yeo. and R.A.F.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. In two months he destroyed five enemy machines and one enemy kite balloon.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 07 Mar 1918 1015 66 Sopwith Camel (B2445) Balloon (DESF) Chiarano
2 16 Mar 1918 1200 66 Sopwith Camel (B2445) Berg D.I (DES) Col la Parada
3 30 Mar 1918 1315 66 Sopwith Camel (B7353) Albatros D.III (DES) Mt. Maletto
4 04 Apr 1918 0915 66 Sopwith Camel (B7353) Albatros D.V (DES) Brenta River at Cismon
5 17 Apr 1918 1415 66 Sopwith Camel (B7353) Albatros D.III (DESF) S of Giacomo
6 17 Apr 1918 1425 66 Sopwith Camel (B7353) Albatros D.III (DESF) S of Giacomo
7 06 May 1918 1040 66 Sopwith Camel (B7353) Albatros D.III (DES) Motta
8 06 May 1918 1042 66 Sopwith Camel (B7353) Albatros D.III (DES) Motta
9 06 Jun 1918 1225 66 Sopwith Camel (D1912) Albatros D.V (DES) Zangetti
10 15 Jun 1918 0810 66 Sopwith Camel (D9406) Albatros D.V (DES) Val d'Assa
11 13 Aug 1918 0935 66 Sopwith Camel (D9390) Balloon (DES) W of Conegliano
12 28 Aug 1918 1705 66 Sopwith Camel (D9390) Aviatik C (DES) S of Feltre
13 15 Sep 1918 0830 66 Sopwith Camel (E1577) Berg D.I (OOC) NE of Feltre
 
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