Name: Edmond Thieffry
Rank: Sous Lieutenant
Units: 4me, 5me
Date Of Birth: September 28, 1892
Place of Birth: Etterbeek
Date Of Death: April 11, 1929
Place of Death: Africa
Thieffry joined the army but was soon captured by the Germans.
He escaped on a stolen motorcycle and was interned when he entered
the Netherlands he successfully argued for his release and was
promptly back on the stolen motorcycle, heading for home. In July
of 1915, Thieffry transferred to the Belgian Air Service where he
crashed more aircraft during training than any other Belgian
pilot. As a result, his superiors were reluctant to assign him to
a two-seater squadron for fear he would kill the observer in a
crash. Instead, he was assigned to fly single-seat fighters.
Thieffry promptly crashed his first Nieuport scout and as he
attempted to climb from the wreckage, he accidentally fired his
machine gun, scattering the onlookers who were rushing to his aid.
His skills as a pilot eventually improved and Thieffry went on to
become an ace. In February of 1918, he was shot down in flames but
survived and was captured.