FARNSWORTH, THOMAS H.
Birth: Washington, DC
First Lieutenant (Air Service), U.S. Army
Pilot, 96th Aero Squadron, Air Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 13, 1918
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas H. Farnsworth, First Lieutenant (Air Service), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 13, 1918.
After being badly wounded Lieutenant Farnsworth shot down an enemy plane and made a perfect landing. His first thoughts upon landing were for his observer, who had been thrown from his plane during the action. Lieutenant Farnsworth died shortly after being taken to the aid station.
NOTE: His nephew, and namesake, Thomas Henderson Farnsworth, Colonel, United States Army, is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
FARNSWORTH, THOS H
- 1ST LT ATT 96TH AERO SQDN ASSC WW
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/14/1918
- BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH SITE LOT 4317
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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