Robert Hall (RAF officer)

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Robert Norwood Hall
Nickname(s) Bob
Born 17 May 1888
Natal, South Africa
Died Unknown
Allegiance  Union of South Africa
Service/branch Infantry, artillery, then flying service
Years of service 1909 - 1920
Rank Captain
Unit Natal Carabiniers, Natal Mounted Rifles, 18th Reserve Battalion of Royal Field Artillery, No. 40 Squadron RFC, No. 44 Squadron RFC
Awards Military 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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