Frank Kerr Hays

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Frank Kerr Hays
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Frank Kerr Hays. 1918
Born 3 November 1896
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Died 9 March 1988
Carmel, California, USA
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Air Service, United States Army
Rank Lieutenant

Air Service, United States Army

Battles/wars World War I Victory Medal ribbon.svg World War I
Awards Distinguished Service Cross

Lieutenant Frank Kerr Hays was a World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories.[1]

He was living in Chicago when he decided to join the U.S. Army Air Service.[2]

He reported to the 13th Aero Squadron on 29 August 1918. On 13 September, he won his first three victories in a melee in which he continued his attack after his guns jammed. He cleared them in time to rescue his Flight Commander from enemy attack. The feat was good for a DFC. He would score three more times, his last win coming one week before the armistice ended the war.[3]

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  1. ^ "Frank Hays". 
  2. ^ American Aces of World War I. p. 75. 
  3. ^ American Aces of World War I. pp. 75–76. 


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