James Tennant (RFC officer)

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James Tennant
Born (1896-02-27)27 February 1896
Brydekirk, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Died Unknown
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Rank Lieutenant
Unit No. 20 Squadron RFC
Awards Military Cross

Lieutenant James Tennant MC (born 27 February 1896, date of death unknown) was a Scottish World War I flying ace credited with seven aerial victories.[1]

Military service[edit]

Tennant worked in a bank in Newton Stewart, Scotland, before the war. In 1917 he was assigned to No. 20 Squadron as a gunner/observer flying the F.E.2d two-seater. He scored his first aerial victory on 9 June 1917, the same day the squadron lost Francis Cubbon and Frederick Thayre. Four days later, on 13 June, Tennant was teamed with fellow ex-bank clerk Harry Luchford;[2] Tennant would score six victories in a row with Luchford, beginning that day and ending on 17 August 1917.[1]


  1. ^ a b "James Tennant". The Aerodrome. 2016. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Guttman & Dempsey (2009), p. 83.