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Thomas F. Williams

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Captain Thomas Frederic Williams MC (12 October 1885 –25 July 1985) was a Canadian First World War flying ace, officially credited with 14 victories. Early life and service Williams was the son of Fred. B. Williams and Mary M. Williams. When he enlisted in the 1st Canadian Division on 23 September, he was described as 5 feet 7½ inches tall, with red hair, blue eyes, and a ruddy complexion. He worked as a salesman, and stated he was already in the militia. Aerial service After shipment to England, he switched to the Royal Flying Corps in 1916. He was forwarded to No. 45 Squadron RFC in France as a Sopwith Camel pilot after training. He was shot down by The Flying Circus on 22 September 1917. A month later, on 24 October, he destroyed an Albatros D.V for his first victory, fighting such an impassioned solo battle he gained the nickname "Voss" after the gallant German ace. On 6 November 1917, he was shot down again, this time by "friendly" fire from a Can
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