Lieutenant Cecil Robert Thompson was a South African World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories. Thompson served two and a half years in the ground forces in both the East and West African campaigns against the Germans. He then transferred into the Royal Flying Corps in August 1917. In April 1918, he joined 84 Squadron on the Western Front as a Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a pilot. He spent June and July in hospital. Then, on 4 August 1918, he destroyed an Albatros D.V; on the 7th, drove down a Pfalz D.III out of control; on the 11th, destroyed a Fokker D.VII. Then, for his last three victories, he turned balloon buster. On 4 September, he teamed with Sidney Highwood to destroy a German observation balloon. The next day, Thompson destroyed another. On the 15th, he burned anoth

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  • Cecil Robert Thompson (ur. 4 grudnia 1894, zm. 16 marca 1973) - południowoafrykański asów myśliwskich okresu I wojny światowej. Odniósł 6 zwycięstw powietrznych. Cecil Thompson przez około dwa lata służył w piechocie. W sierpniu 1917 roku został przeniesiony do Royal Flying Corps. Po przejściu szkolenia od kwietnia 1918 roku został przydzielony do jednostki No. 84 Squadron RAF działającej na froncie zachodnim jako pilot samolotu Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5. Pierwsze zwycięstwo powietrzne odniósł nad 4 sierpnia 1918 roku nad niemieckim samolotem Albatros D.V w okolicach Warfusée-Abancourt. 4, 5 i 15 września zestrzelił niemieckie balony obserwacyjne. Cecil Robert Thompson został odznaczony Distinguished Flying Cross. (pl)
  • Lieutenant Cecil Robert Thompson was a South African World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories. Thompson served two and a half years in the ground forces in both the East and West African campaigns against the Germans. He then transferred into the Royal Flying Corps in August 1917. In April 1918, he joined 84 Squadron on the Western Front as a Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a pilot. He spent June and July in hospital. Then, on 4 August 1918, he destroyed an Albatros D.V; on the 7th, drove down a Pfalz D.III out of control; on the 11th, destroyed a Fokker D.VII. Then, for his last three victories, he turned balloon buster. On 4 September, he teamed with Sidney Highwood to destroy a German observation balloon. The next day, Thompson destroyed another. On the 15th, he burned another for his final win, despite being tailed by four Fokker D.VIIs; then he was jumped by several more Fokker D.VIIs and wounded seriously in the face and shoulder. He managed to struggle back to base despite his wounds. (en)
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  • Cecil Robert Thompson (ur. 4 grudnia 1894, zm. 16 marca 1973) - południowoafrykański asów myśliwskich okresu I wojny światowej. Odniósł 6 zwycięstw powietrznych. Cecil Thompson przez około dwa lata służył w piechocie. W sierpniu 1917 roku został przeniesiony do Royal Flying Corps. Po przejściu szkolenia od kwietnia 1918 roku został przydzielony do jednostki No. 84 Squadron RAF działającej na froncie zachodnim jako pilot samolotu Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5. Cecil Robert Thompson został odznaczony Distinguished Flying Cross. (pl)
  • Lieutenant Cecil Robert Thompson was a South African World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories. Thompson served two and a half years in the ground forces in both the East and West African campaigns against the Germans. He then transferred into the Royal Flying Corps in August 1917. In April 1918, he joined 84 Squadron on the Western Front as a Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a pilot. He spent June and July in hospital. Then, on 4 August 1918, he destroyed an Albatros D.V; on the 7th, drove down a Pfalz D.III out of control; on the 11th, destroyed a Fokker D.VII. Then, for his last three victories, he turned balloon buster. On 4 September, he teamed with Sidney Highwood to destroy a German observation balloon. The next day, Thompson destroyed another. On the 15th, he burned anoth (en)
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