I have now confirmed the identity of the aircraft: it is Bristol Scout D no.8996 shot down by
Lt.Meinecke on Feb.17, 1917. The scout was flown by Lt. Bysshe. It is Lt. Meinecke sitting on the aircraft. (source "The air war
Canakkale" by Bulent Yilmazer.
Photo from Stuart Kline, 10-6-07
Identification by Ole Nikolajsen, 10-7-07
If you search for "G. T. Bysshe", using the Google search engine, (10-12-07), you will
find about four links. They repeat the information that the Bristol Scout D was flown by "FSL G.T. Bysshe, RNAS "C" Flight, No 2 wing,
Imbros, December 1916." If you search for "Bysshe" +aviation -Shelley -Edward -Stanley -Percy -Simon -Fred -Michael -Frederick,
you will still find 46 links, none of which are helpful.
I have no information as to the dates of his birth or of his death.
If you have any information on this pioneer aviator
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper