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James Sadler MP (1753 - 1828)

James Sadler (Baloonist) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia James Sadler (February 1753 – 28 March 1828) was the first English balloonist, as well as a chemist and pastry chef. Life A...

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James Brindley Nicolson From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Eric James Brindley Nicolson Born 29 April 1917 Hampstead, London Died 2 May 1945 (aged 28) Bay of Bengal Allegiance Unite...

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Hedley Fowler MC From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nickname(s) Bill Born 8 June 1916 London, United Kingdom Died 26 March 1944 (aged 27) Dorset, United Kingdom Allegiance United Kin...

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Captain Eric Melrose "Winkle" Brown, CBE, DSC, AFC, Hon FRAeS, RN From Wikipedia: Captain Eric Melrose "Winkle" Brown, CBE, DSC, AFC, Hon FRAeS, RN (21 January 1919 – 21 February 2016) was a...

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Fred Wallace Haise, Jr. (/ˈheɪz/ hayz; born November 14, 1933) is an American aeronautical engineer, former naval aviator, fighter pilot, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He is one of only...

5/16/2010 7/1/2016

A pacifist Christian, he was a conscientious objector when WW2 broke out. But he joined the RAF in 1940, just before his 20th birthday, as stories of Nazi Germany leaked out. He became the RAF's deadli...

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Florence Isabella Trowbridge Heaton (c.1916 - c.2008)

"Ninette"

Ninette Heaton was one of a handful of aviatrixes back in the early 30's. She was taught to fly by a chap named Valentine Baker. He taught King Edward VIII ( the one who abdicated) to fly at the time. ...

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David McKelvey Peterson (1894 - 1919)

Major David McKelvey Peterson was a 1915 Lehigh University graduate who was a World War I flying ace with 6 aerial victories, one earned in the Lafayette Escadrille and five officially credited while...

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Eustace Broke Loraine (3 September 1879 – 5 July 1912) was a pioneer British aviator and the first Royal Flying Corps officer to be killed in an aircraft crash. Eustace Loraine was the first c...

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Staff Sergeant Richard Hubert Victor Wilson was killed in a flying accident on Salisbury Plain in 1912 with Captain Eustace Broke Loraine . UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 Name...

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Capt. Charles D. Albury (1920 - 2009)

Charles Donald Albury (October 12, 1920 – May 23, 2009) was an American military aviator who participated in both atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He co-piloted the United States Arm...

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Colonel Paul Irvin "Pappy" Gunn (October 18, 1899 – October 11, 1957) was a United States naval aviator known mainly for his actions in the Second World War as an officer in the United States ...

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Major General Charles W. Sweeney (December 27, 1919 – July 16, 2004) was an officer in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and the pilot who flew Bockscar carrying the Fat Man atomic ...

1/8/2016 1/8/2016

W. D. M. Bell (1880 - 1954)

"Karamojo Bell"

Walter Dalrymple Maitland Bell (1880–1954), known as Karamojo Bell, was a Scottish adventurer, big game hunter in East Africa, soldier, decorated fighter pilot, sailor, writer, and painter. ...

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Lieut Spurgeon Neal Ellington In civilian life, Lt Ellington was an elementary school teacher. He entered the military out of Fort Bragg, NC in 1942, and was trained as a pilot at Tuskegee Army A...

2/2/2011 1/1/2016

Francis "Gabby" S. Gabreski, Col. (1919 - 2002)

"Gabby", "Gabryzewski"

- RAF’s 315th Fighter Squadron (Polish Air Force). - 56th Fighter Group, 8th AF, USAAF. - 61st Fighter Squadron. - POW at Stalag Luft I (Barth-Vogelsang Prussia).

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Frank Peak Akers is an American naval Rear Admiral who was the first aviator to make an instrument landing aboad an aircraft carrier.

12/16/2015 12/16/2015

Jane (Jean) Gardner Batten MP (1909 - 1982)

Jean Gardner Batten CBE OSC (15 September 1909 – 22 November 1982) was a New Zealand aviator. Born in Rotorua, she became the best-known New Zealander of the 1930s, internationally, by taking a ...

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Lt. Eugene Jacques Bullard (1895 - 1961)

"“Black Swallow of Death”", "Jean"

Eugene Jacques Bullard (9 October 1895 – 12 October 1961), born Eugene James Bullard, was the first African-American military pilot. His life has been surrounded by many legends.[2] Bullard wa...

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Francis Peabody Magoun, Jr. MC (January 6, 1895 – June 5, 1979) was one of the seminal figures in the study of medieval and English literature in the 20th century, a scholar of subjects as var...

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Lt. Col. Charles Carpenter (aka, Bazooka Charlie) (1913 - 1966)

"Bazooka Charlie"

) Lt. Col. Charles Carpenter, aka Bazooka Charlie, (1913 – 1966) was a U.S. Army officer and army observation pilot who served in World War II. He is best remembered for destroying several ene...

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Robert Boyd Williams was a major general in the United States Army Air Forces and a major combat commander during World War II. He personally led the B-17 raid on the Schweinfurt ball-bearing factori...

8/16/2015 8/16/2015

Lloyd Herbert "Pete" Hughes, Jr., (July 12, 1921 – August 1, 1943), a second lieutenant in the United States Army Air Forces who received the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions in Ope...

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. Horace Seaver "Stump" Carswell, Jr. (July 18, 1916 – October 26, 1944) was a Medal of Honor recipient as a Major in the United States Army Air Corps who served in World War II. He is the nam...

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Fidelia Crossley MP (1905 - d.)

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Hale commanded the Air Force detachment at Midway during the historic battle. Succeeding to command of 7 Air Force after its commander, Clarence Tinker, went missing in action in a raid on Wake, ...

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Patrick Nieson Lynch Bellinger (October 8, 1885 – May 30, 1962) was a United States Navy officer with the rank of Vice Admiral, a naval aviator and a naval aviation pioneer. Biography He w...

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John Charles Waldron (August 24, 1900 – June 4, 1942) was a United States Navy aviator who led a squadron of torpedo bombers in World War II. He and most of his squadron perished in the Battle...

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Rear Admiral Clarence Wade McClusky, Jr., (1 June 1902 – 27 June 1976) was a United States Navy aviator during World War II. He is credited with playing a major part in the Battle of Midway....

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Major Floyd Bruce Parks (January 16, 1911 – June 4, 1942) was a decorated aviation officer in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. Biography Parks was born in Salisbury, Mis...

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Captain Henry C. Mustin (1874 - 1923)

Henry Croskey Mustin (6 February 1874 – 23 August 1923) was a pioneering naval aviator who undertook the auspicious task of establishing the first Naval Aeronautic Station (now Naval Air Sta...

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George Dominic Murray (July 6, 1889 – June 18, 1956) was a vice admiral of the United States Navy and early naval aviator. Biography Murray was born in Boston, Massachusetts, attended the ...

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Maxwell Franklin Leslie (24 October 1902 – 26 September 1985) was a naval aviator in the United States Navy during World War II. He is credited with playing a major part in the Battle of Midwa...

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Paul MacCready (1925 - 2007)

Paul B. MacCready, Jr. (September 29, 1925 - August 28, 2007) was an American aeronautical engineer. He was the founder of AeroVironment and the designer of the human-powered aircraft that won the fi...

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Hon. Henry Charles Hiley Bathurst usually went by his middle name of Hiley. He was educated at Oundle School, Oundle, Northamptonshire, England. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge University...

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Olivier Dassault (born 1 June 1951 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine) is a French politician, currently serving as a deputy in the French National Assembly. Biography[edit] He is the son of N...

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Mary Ann Lippitt (1918 - 2006)

Mary Ann Lippitt (1918-2006) was a pilot who founded her own aviation company after the Second World War. Mary Ann Lippitt was trained during the Second World War at Fort Devens, Massachusetts to wor...

5/21/2015 5/21/2015

Norman Prince (1887 - 1916)

Norman Prince (1887-1916) was a leading founder of France's Lafayette Escadrille with William Thaw II, Elliott C. Cowdin, Frazier Curtis, and Greeley S. Curtis, Jr. Biography[edit] He was born in 1...

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Ernest K. Gann (1910 - 1991)

Ernest Kellogg Gann (October 13, 1910 – December 19, 1991) was an American aviator, author, sailor, and conservationist. Books and novels

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Frank O. Hunter began his military career as a World War I flying ace, being credited by the United States Army Air Service with downing nine enemy aircraft. Hunter became an advocate of fighter airc...

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Brig. General Harold Huston George (1892 - 1942)

""Pursuit" George"

Harold Huston George (14 September 1892 – 29 April 1942) was a general officer in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. He began his military career before World War I when he...

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General Muir Stephen Fairchild (September 2, 1894 – March 17, 1950) was the second vice chief of staff of the United States Air Force.

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Edwin Charles Parsons (1892 - 1968)

"Ted Parsons"

Edwin Charles Parsons (24 September 1892 - 2 May 1968) aka Ted Parsons, was a Rear Admiral of the United States Navy, and former French Foreign Legionnaire, flying ace, Hollywood aviation technical a...

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William Howard Stovall (1923 - 1944)

William Howard Stovall served in the Army Air Forces during World War II; he saw his father (Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel for the Eighth Air Force in Britain) in England during Christmas 1944 be...

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William Howard Stovall (1895 - 1970)

Lieutenant (later Colonel) William Howard Stovall (18 February 1895 - 11 May 1970) began his military career as a World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories. He went on to become a suc...

4/17/2015 4/17/2015

Nancy Batson Crews (1920 - 2002)

Nancy Batson Crews was one of the original women to participate in the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) during WWII. Personal life Crews was born to Stephen and Ruth Batson in 1920 an...

3/31/2015 3/31/2015

Clarence Chamberlin (1893 - 1976)

Clarence Duncan Chamberlin (November 11, 1893 – October 30/31, 1976) was an American pioneer of aviation, being the second man to pilot a fixed-wing aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean, from Ne...

3/27/2015 3/27/2015

Laura Ingalls (1893 - 1967)

) Laura Houghtaling Ingalls (December 14, 1893 – January 10, 1967) was a pilot who won the Harmon Trophy. Biography She was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 14, 1893 to Francis Abbot...

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Walter Edwin Lees (July 16, 1887 – May 16, 1957) was an early American aviator who set a flight endurance record in 1931. Biography He was born on July 16, 1887 in Janesville, Wisconsin,...

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Colonel John R. Kane (1907 - 1996)

"Killer Kane"

John Riley Kane (January 5, 1907 – May 29, 1996) was a colonel in the United States Army Air Forces and later the United States Air Force who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, t...

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William Gay Thrash (September 17, 1916 – July 4, 2011) was a United States Marine Corps three-star general and highly decorated Naval Aviator. He retired from active duty on June 30, 1972 afte...

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William Porter "Bill" Lawrence (January 13, 1930 – December 2, 2005), was a decorated United States Navy vice admiral and naval aviator who served as Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy f...

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John Philip "Jock" Henebry (February 14, 1918 – September 30, 2007) was an United States Air Force Major General. He was born in Plainfield, Illinois. In 1936, he graduated from Campion High...

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Gerald Knight DSO MC (1895 - 1916)

"Gerry"

The son of Arthur Cecil Knight, Arthur Gerald Knight was studying Applied Science at the upper canada college when he was appointed to the Royal Flying Corps in 1915. On 28th October 1916, Knight and A...

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Caleb Vance Haynes (March 15, 1895 – April 5, 1966) was a United States Air Force (USAF) major general. The grandson of a famous Siamese Twin, he served in the Air Force as an organizer, able ...

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Dick Merrill (1894 - 1982)

Henry Tyndall "Dick" Merrill (February 1, 1894 – October 31, 1982) was an early aviation pioneer. Among his feats he was the highest paid air mail pilot, flew the first round-trip transatlanti...

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Ilka (Lilly) Helene Coudenhove-Kalergi von Ronspergheim (1891 - c.1975)

"Countess", "Lilly", "Lily"

wikipedia , memoriam-biography , hirnok-enciklopedia : Lilly was the 1st Hungarian woman Pilot of the Austrio-Hungarian Monarchy. She decided to become a pilot at an international aviation contest wh...

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Tom Campbell Black (1899 - 1936)

Tom Campbell Black (December 1899, Brighton, England – 19 September 1936, Liverpool, England) was a famous English aviator. He was the son of Alice Jean McCullough and Hugh Milner Black. He ...

11/5/2014 11/5/2014

Henry King (1886 - 1982)

Henry King (January 24, 1886 – June 29, 1982) was an American film director. Before coming to film, King worked as an actor in various repertoire theatres, and first started to take small film...

3/1/2009 9/7/2014

Zachary Smith Reynolds (1911 - 1932)

"Z. Smith Reynolds", "Smith Reynolds"

Zachary Smith Reynolds (November 5, 1911 - July 6, 1932) was an American amateur aviator and younger son of R. J. Reynolds. The Zachary Smith Reynolds story was the basis for two movies, Reckless, st...

9/4/2014 9/4/2014

Group Captain Percy Charles "Pick" Pickard DSO** DFC (16 May 1915–18 February 1944) was a British bomber pilot and commander during World War II. He is best remembered by the public ...

9/3/2014 9/3/2014

Ormer Locklear (1891 - 1920)

Ormer Leslie "Lock" Locklear (October 28, 1891 – August 2, 1920) was an American daredevil stunt pilot and film actor during and immediately after World War I. Early life and career Born...

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Charles 'Chuck' Aaron (call sign "Malibu") is the only pilot licensed by the FAA to perform aerobatics in a helicopter in the United States, and one of only three such pilots in the world. In 1980, Aar...

8/25/2014 8/25/2014

Paul Semrau (1915 - 1945)

Paul Semrau (12 November 1915 – 8 February 1945) was a Luftwaffe night fighter flying ace of World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German...

7/18/2014 8/17/2014

William Atkinson Jones, III (May 31, 1922 – November 15, 1969) was a United States Air Force officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Hono...

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Leon Robert "Bob" Vance, Jr. (August 11, 1916 – July 26, 1944) was a Medal of Honor recipient who served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. Early life and family Leo...

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Frederick Walker Castle (October 14, 1908–December 24, 1944) was a general officer in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. He was killed in acti...

8/13/2014 8/13/2014

Vice Admiral Frederick M. Trapnell (1902 - 1975)

"Fred"

Frederick Mackay "Fred" Trapnell (July 9, 1902 - January 30, 1975) was a United States Navy admiral and aviation pioneer. Trapnell was the first US Navy pilot to fly a jet aircraft, was considered th...

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Charles Alvin Gabriel (January 21, 1928 - September 4, 2003) was the 11th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. As chief of staff of the U. S. Air Force, General Gabriel served in a dual cap...

8/6/2014 8/6/2014

General John Dale Ryan (1915 - 1983)

General John Dale Ryan (December 10, 1915 – October 27, 1983) was the seventh Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. As chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, General Ryan served in a d...

8/5/2014 8/5/2014

Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African-America...

7/12/2014 8/2/2014

Colonel Neel E. Kearby (1911 - 1944)

Neel Ernest Kearby (June 5, 1911-March 5, 1944) was a U.S. Army Air Corps Colonel and P-47 Thunderbolt pilot in World War II who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat. Biography K...

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Lieutenant Commander Victor A. Prather Jr. (June 4, 1926 – May 4, 1961) was an American flight surgeon famous for taking part in "Project RAM", a government project to develop the space suit. ...

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Richard C. Mangrum (October 27, 1906 – September 28, 1985) was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general who served as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps from 1965 to 1967. Mangrum...

6/7/2014 6/7/2014

Jeremiah Andrew Denton, Jr. (July 15, 1924 – March 28, 2014) was a Rear Admiral and Naval Aviator in the United States Navy and, following his retirement from naval service, was a United State...

5/19/2014 5/19/2014

Margaret Jane Ringenberg (1921 - 2008)

"Maggie Ray"

Born in Fort Wayne, she was a self-employed pilot and was was a WASP during World War II. She was a member of Grabill Missionary Church, The Ninety Nines, AOPA, Experimental Aircraft Association, Air R...

5/18/2014 5/18/2014

Augustus Moore Herring (1867 - 1926)

Augustus Moore Herring (August 3, 1867 – July 17, 1926) was an American aviation pioneer, who sometimes is claimed by Michigan promoters to be the first true aviator of a motorized heavier-tha...

5/17/2014 5/17/2014

Lt. Walter R. Taliaferro (1880 - 1915)

Lieutenant Walter R. Taliaferro (September 9, 1880 in Campbell County, Kentucky – October 11, 1915 in San Diego) was a United States Army aviator who died in a flying accident. After his fir...

5/9/2014 5/9/2014

Sir Francis Chichester MP (1901 - 1972)

Early life Chichester was born in Barnstaple, Devon, England, and was the son of an Anglican clergyman, Reverend Charles Chichester, seventh son of Sir Arthur Chichester, 8th Baronet (see Chicheste...

11/12/2011 2/21/2014

Terris Moore (1908 - 1993)

Terris Moore (April 11, 1908; Haddonfield, New Jersey – November 7, 1993; Cambridge, Massachusetts) was an explorer, mountaineer, light plane pilot, and the second president of the University ...

2/13/2014 2/13/2014

John Joseph Seerley, Jr (1897 - 1943)

John Joseph Seerley, Jr (21 November 1897-21 August 1943) was an American pursuit pilot and a flying ace in World War I.[2] He re-joined the United States Army Air Forces in World War II. He was kill...

2/3/2009 2/12/2014

Kenneth Cecil Gandar-Dower (31 August 1908 – 12 February 1944) was a leading English sportsman, aviator, explorer and author. Born at his parents' home in Regent's Park, London, Gandar-Dower...

2/11/2014 2/11/2014

Sir William Samuel Stephenson, KBE, CC, MC, DFC (23 January 1897 – 31 January 1989) was a Canadian soldier, airman, businessman, inventor, spymaster, and the senior representative of British i...

1/9/2014 1/9/2014

A World War II fighter pilot who gained fame for dramatically flying beneath the Eiffel Tower's arches to take down a German aircraft has died aged 92. William Overstreet Jr. died on Sunday at a hosp...

1/7/2014 1/8/2014

Major Henry Talmage Elrod USMC MP (1905 - 1941)

"Hammerin' Hank"

Find a Grave From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Henry Talmage "Hammerin' Hank" Elrod (September 27, 1905–December 23, 1941) was a Marine Corps aviator. He was the first aviator to receive...

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Stephen Wesley Pless (September 6, 1939–July 20, 1969) was a major in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He earned the Medal of Honor as a UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" helicopter p...

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Robert Burns Pirie (18 April 1905 – 9 January 1990) was a vice admiral in the United States Navy. He was Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for air when he retired in 1962. Biography A nativ...

12/19/2013 12/19/2013

Sydney MacGillvary Brown (1895 - 1952)

Sydney MacGillvary Brown was an author and associate professor of medieval history at Duquesne University. He originally gained renown as a World War I flying ace. He attended Oxford University on a ...

12/14/2013 12/14/2013

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Travers Harris, 1st Baronet, GCB, OBE, AFC (13 April 1892 – 5 April 1984), commonly known as "Bomber" Harris by the press, and often within the RAF as...

12/1/2013 12/1/2013

Military Service: Korean War Veteran Raymond Oscar "R.O." Barton, Jr. graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1948 and served as a fighter pilot in the United States Air Fo...

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General John Kenneth Cannon (March 2, 1892 – January 12, 1955) was a World War II Mediterranean combat commander and former chief of United States Air Forces in Europe for whom Cannon Air Forc...

1/18/2012 11/18/2013

Thomas Loel Evelyn Bulkeley Guinness MP (1906 - 1988)

"Loel"

Group Captain Thomas Loel Evelyn Bulkeley Guinness OBE (9 June 1906 – 31 December 1988), was a British Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for Bath (1931-1945), business magnate and ph...

1/16/2008 11/17/2013

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir John Cotesworth (Jack) Slessor GCB, DSO, MC (3 June 1897 – 12 July 1979) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force (RAF), serving as Chief of the Air Sta...

11/17/2013 11/17/2013

General Carl Spaatz (1891 - 1974)

Carl Andrew "Tooey" Spaatz (June 28, 1891 – July 14, 1974) was an American World War II general and the first Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. Early life Born as Carl Andre...

11/16/2013 11/16/2013

Ulf von Richthofen (1895 - 1945)

Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen (10 October 1895 – 12 July 1945) was a German Generalfeldmarschall (General Field Marshal) of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) during the Second World War. Born...

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Lothar-Siegfried Freiherr von Richthofen (27 September 1894 – 4 July 1922) was a German First World War fighter ace credited with 40 victories. He was a younger brother of top-scoring ...

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