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Name: William Grossart
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: Scotland
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 205
Victories: 5
Born: 26 May 1896
Place of Birth: Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Place of Death:  
The son of James and Elisabeth Grossart, William Grossart scored five victories flying the D.H.4 with 205 Squadron in 1918.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. William Grossart.
   During the last two and a half months this officer has carried out twenty-seven successful bombing raids and twenty-five special photographic reconnaissances, his services on the latter duty being exceptionally valuable. This officer possesses a fine spirit of determination; neither strong opposition nor adverse weather conditions deters him from achieving his object.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 03 May 1918 1545 205 D.H.4 (A7811) 1 Pfalz D.III (DESF) 4 Chaulnes
2 03 May 1918 1545 205 D.H.4 (A7811) 1 Pfalz D.III (OOC) 4 Chaulnes
3 15 May 1918 1030 205 D.H.4 (A7811) 1 Pfalz D.III (OOC) Chaulnes
4 20 May 1918 0830 205 D.H.4 (A7811) 2 Pfalz D.III (DESF) 5 Mericombe
5 11 Aug 1918 1328 205 D.H.4 (D8421) 3 Pfalz D.III (DES) Péronne

1 Observer Sgt P L Richards
2 Observer Lt A R Crosthwaite
3 Observer 2Lt J B Leach
4 Shared with Lt G E Siedle & AGL William Middleton, Capt Euan Dickson & AGL Charles Robinson, Lt Cyril Heywood & AGL SF Langstone, Lt William Elliott & AGL Whalley, Lt Wilson & AGL Mackay, Lt Fox & AGL C F Ambler, Capt John Gamon & 2Lt Walter Scott, Lt Robert Chalmers & 2Lt Stanley Hamblin, Lt Scott & AGL Humphrey
5 Shared with 7 other crews
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