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Lanoe George Hawker
Birth: Dec. 30, 1890
Death: Nov. 23, 1916

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Hampshire, England, he served as a Captain in the 6th Squadron, Royal Air Corps and was the first British flying ace. Following an initial air victory in June, on July 25 1915, when on patrol Captain Hawkers brought down three German aircraft near Ypres, Belgium. He later went on to score a total of seven confirmed air combat victories. For most prestigious gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was promoted Major and was the first pilot to receive the Victoria Cross. He was later killed in a dogfight with the legendary German ace the Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen over Bapaume, France. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Royal Flying Corps
 
Note: 25
 
Burial:
Arras Memorial *
Arras
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: Flying Services Memorial (No Known Grave)
*Memorial Site [?]
 
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Record added: Sep 21, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9485851
Lanoe George Hawker
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Lanoe George Hawker
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