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Name: Chester William McKinley Thompson
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Air Force (RAF)
Unit: 22
Victories: 12
Born: 11 April 1899
Place of Birth: Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 16 September 1940
Place of Death:  
Cemetery: Kinloss Abbey, Kinross, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
 
 
Commissioned on 27 September 1917; on 29 September 1918, Chester William McKinley Thompson was shot down east of Cambrai by Jasta Boelcke. He and his observer were captured by the Germans.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 28 May 1918 1100 22 Bristol (C4894) 1 C (OOC) Merville-La Bassée
2 11 Aug 1918 1940 22 Bristol (C1035) 2 Fokker D.VII (OOC) SE of Arras
3 13 Aug 1918 1100 22 Bristol (C1035) 2 Pfalz D.III (OOC) SE of Douai
4 03 Sep 1918 0700 22 Bristol (F5820) 3 Pfalz D.III (DES) Sailly-Saillisel
5 05 Sep 1918 1700 22 Bristol (F5820) 3 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Douai
6 17 Sep 1918 1830 22 Bristol (C1045) 3 Fokker D.VII (DESF) SW of Douai
7 17 Sep 1918 1835 22 Bristol (C1045) 3 Fokker D.VII (DES) Brebières
8 24 Sep 1918 1700 22 Bristol (C1035) 3 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Cambrai
9 25 Sep 1918 1810 22 Bristol (C1035) 4 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Bourlon Wood
10 26 Sep 1918 1300 22 Bristol (C1035) 5 Fokker D.VII (DES) Arras-Cambrai Road
11 26 Sep 1918 1300 22 Bristol (C1035) 5 Fokker D.VII (DES) Arras-Cambrai Road
12 27 Sep 1918 0730 22 Bristol (F5820) 4 Fokker D.VII (DES) 6 Oisy le Verger

1 Observer Sgt Hubert Cecil Hunt
2 Observer 2Lt J Amos
3 Observer 2Lt George McCormack
4 Observer Lt L R James
5 Observer Lt William Upton Tyrrell
6 Shared with Lt L C Rowney & Lt William Tyrrell
 
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