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Name: Thomas Sinclair Harrison
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Bar
Croix de Guerre [Belgium]
Country: South Africa
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 29
Victories: 22
Born: 08 January 1898
Place of Birth: King William's Town, Eastern Cape
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
Having served with an artillery regiment in German East Africa, Thomas Sinclair Harrison joined the Royal Flying Corps in April 1917. He was posted to 29 Squadron on the Western Front in May 1918. Flying the S.E.5a, Harrison became the highest scoring ace in his squadron. During World War II, Major Harrison was an intelligence officer in the South African Air Force.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Thomas Sinclair Harrison.
   When on wireless interception duty this officer engaged three enemy machines, shooting down one in flames. He was then attacked by three scouts and a two-seater; the latter he shot down. During the last few weeks he has further accounted for three hostile aeroplanes and a balloon, displaying vigour and gallantry in attack.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Bar
Lieut. Thomas Sinclair Harrison. D.F.C. (FRANCE.)
   Bold in attack, skilful in manoeuvre, this officer never hesitates to engage the enemy, however superior in numbers. On October 2nd he, with three other machines, took part in an engagement with eight Fokkers; four of these were destroyed, Lieut. Harrison accounting for one. On another occasion he, in company with four others, engaged fa large formation of Fokkers; three of these were destroyed, one by this officer. In all he has destroyed twenty enemy machines.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 27 Jun 1918 0925 29 S.E.5a (C8859) Halberstadt C (DESF) E of Estaires
2 01 Jul 1918 0915 29 S.E.5a (C8859) Hannover C (DES) NE of Bailleul
3 04 Jul 1918 1250 29 S.E.5a (D3915) LVG C (DESF) E of Neuf Berquin
4 04 Jul 1918 1255 29 S.E.5a (D3915) Pfalz D.III (DES) W of Estaires
5 08 Jul 1918 1910 29 S.E.5a (C8859) LVG C (OOC) NE of Neuf Berquin
6 13 Jul 1918 0515 29 S.E.5a (C8859) Balloon (DES) E of Bailleul
7 22 Jul 1918 0910 29 S.E.5a (E5947) Halberstadt C (DESF) La Gorgue
8 09 Aug 1918 1830 29 S.E.5a (E5947) Halberstadt C (DES) E of Merville
9 12 Aug 1918 0930 29 S.E.5a (E5947) Balloon (DES) E of Estaires
10 13 Aug 1918 0845 29 S.E.5a (E5947) Hannover C (DES) Merville
11 16 Aug 1918 1220 29 S.E.5a (E5947) Halberstadt C (DES) 1 E of Steenwerck
12 16 Aug 1918 1235 29 S.E.5a (E5947) Halberstadt C (DESF) Estaires-Laventie
13 06 Sep 1918 1840 29 S.E.5a (E5947) Fokker D.VII (OOC) SE of Armentières
14 02 Oct 1918 1520 29 S.E.5a (B8507) Fokker D.VII (DES) W of Roulers
15 04 Oct 1918 0920 29 S.E.5a (B8507) Fokker D.VII (OOC) E of Comines
16 07 Oct 1918 0845 29 S.E.5a (B8507) LVG C (DES) Staden-Roulers
17 07 Oct 1918 0850 29 S.E.5a (B8507) LVG C (DES) 2 Staden-Roulers
18 14 Oct 1918 0855 29 S.E.5a (C9071) Fokker D.VII (OOC) W of Roulers
19 27 Oct 1918 0950 29 S.E.5a (E5999) Fokker D.VII (DES) SE of Renaix
20 01 Nov 1918 1215 29 S.E.5a (C9071) Hannover C (OOC) Tournai
21 04 Nov 1918 1045 29 S.E.5a (F5642) DFW C (DES) E of Mont St Auber
22 10 Nov 1918 1345 29 S.E.5a (C9071) Fokker D.VII (DES) Moorleghen

1 Shared with Lt R G Robertson (D6874)
2 Shared with Capt Camille Lagesse
 
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