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William Miles Thomas Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

WILLIAM MILES THOMAS
Born: March 2, 1897 in Cefn Mawr, Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
Died: February 8, 1980 in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
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William Miles Thomas (1897-1980) was a WWI veteran and later a prominent airline businessman. While still a teenager, Thomas enlisted in the military and fought during the German East African Campaign as a member of an Armoured Car Squadron. He joined the Royal Flying Corps and earned his wings, when he proceeded to serve active duty throughout the Middle East region. Thomas earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. He went on to become a businessman alongside William Morris, Lord Nuffield. After resigning as chairman of the British Overseas Airways Corporation in 1956, he was named chairman at Monsanto Chemical Ltd. William Miles Thomas was knighted in 1943, and he published an autobiography in 1964.

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