|John Herbert Greenwood Womersley|
|Unit||West Riding Regiment, No. 43 Squadron RFC|
Womersley was trained by the Leeds University Officer Training Corps. He was commissioned in the East Riding Regiment on 27 October 1915. He transferred into the Royal Flying Corps and was assigned to 43 Squadron as a [[Sopwith 1½ Strutter]] pilot. On 16 June 1917, he was part of a multi-plane assault on an Albatros D.III; he shared credit for the victory with eleven squadron-mates. Womersley went on to a second victory with the Strutter on 23 Julyt. Womersley then switched to a single-seated Sopwith Camel for three more wins, with the final one coming on 12 November 1917. That same day, he crashed during a practice flight and was severely injured. He was awarded a Military Cross on 18 January 1918.
Sources of information
- http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/england/womersley.php Retrieved 10 February 2010.
- Above the Trenches: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces 1915–1920. p. 388.
- http://www.theaerodrome.com/medals/gbritain/mc.php?pageNum_recipients=34&totalRows_recipients=348#recipients Retrieved 10 February 2010.
Above the Trenches: a Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces 1915–1920. Christopher F. Shores, Norman L. R. Franks, Russell Guest. Grub Street, 1990. ISBN 0-948817-19-4, ISBN 978-0-948817-19-9.
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