Sopwith Camel No43
Henry Woollett began the war serving with the Lincolnshire Regiment and fought at Gallipoli in 1915. In 1916 he transferred to the RFC and quickly gained a reputation as a fearless balloon busting pilot. He returned to England in 1917 to work as a flight instructor but returned to the front in March 1918 and served with No. 43 Sqn RFC. On 12th April 1918, flying Sopwith Camel D6402, he achieved no fewer than 6 kills in one day and set an unbeaten record for a fighter ace of the First World War. He finished the war with a total of 35 kills and was awarded the Military Cross (and bar), the DSO as well as the French Legion d’Honneur and Croix de Guerre. Woolett died in October 1969.