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Eric Barton Thompson RNAS/RAF

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On 12/08/2019 at 14:49, pete-c said:

But, if that was the case, who was piloting the aircraft?

If there was another pilot involved there would surely be an incident card in that pilot's name, I've tried searching airhistory.org for the aircraft number and for Mudros or Lemnos on that date but not found anything. Doesn't the 'no evidence' suggest that there were no witnesses but also that perhaps there was no explanation? If his body was found then there must have been an enquiry and his nature of death determined ?.

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Flight magazine reported that he was killed as a result of an aeroplane accident:

https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1918/1918 - 0489.html


Re #24

According to CWGC he is the only RAF casualty, Greece, during the period 08/04/1918-12/04/1918 which suggests that if he was struck on the ground by another aircraft the pilot either survived or succumbed to his injuries at a later date:





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