Robert Hall (RAF officer)

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Robert Norwood Hall
Nickname(s)Bob
Born17 May 1888
Natal, South Africa
DiedUnknown
Allegiance Union of South Africa
Service/branchInfantry, artillery, then flying service
Years of service1909 - 1920
RankCaptain
UnitNatal Carabiniers, Natal Mounted Rifles, 18th Reserve Battalion of Royal Field Artillery, No. 40 Squadron RFC, No. 44 Squadron RFC
AwardsMilitary Cross

Captain Robert Norwood Hall was a World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories.[1]

Hall tallied his first win on 24 April 1917, when he drove an enemy two-seater down out of control. On 7 May, he became a balloon buster by destroying three observation balloons on the same mission; Lieutenant Charles Cudemore shared credit on two of these.[2] On 15 August, he destroyed an Albatros D.V for his last triumph. Upon return to Home Establishment, he served with No. 44 Squadron until at least May 1918.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/safrica/hall4.php
  2. ^ Nieuport Aces of World War 1.. p. 26.
  3. ^ Above the Trenches: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces 1915-1920. p. 181.

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