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Name: William Tinsley
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 88
Victories: 7
Born: 28 April 1895
Place of Birth: New Cross, Surrey, England
Died: April 1986
Place of Death: Chelmsford, Surrey, England
 
 
William Tinsley, 13th Battalion of the London Regiment, was granted a temporary commission as a 2nd Lieutenant (Observer Officer) and seconded for service with the Royal Air Force on 12 June 1918. That year, he scored seven victories flying Bristol Fighters with pilots of 88 Squadron.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 02 Jun 1918 1945 88 Bristol F.2b 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Ostende
2 29 Jul 1918 1830 88 Bristol F.2b (D7942) 1 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Bois Grenier
3 31 Jul 1918 1000 88 Bristol F.2b (D7942) 1 Pfalz D.III (DESF) S of Merville
4 11 Aug 1918 1610 88 Bristol F.2b (D7942) 1 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Barleux
5 12 Aug 1918 1000 88 Bristol F.2b (D7942) 1 Fokker D.VII (OOC) La Chapellette
6 29 Aug 1918 0815 88 Bristol F.2b (D8064) 2 Fokker D.VII (OOC) E of Lille
7 06 Sep 1918 1845 88 Bristol F.2b (E2474) 3 Fokker D.VII (OOC) N of Douai

1 Pilot Lt William Westwood
2 Pilot Lt William Wheeler
3 Pilot Lt John Findlay
 
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