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Lieut Henry Willets Hoyt
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Birth: May 26, 1890
Florida, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 1921, England

Killed in the crash of the dirigible ZR-2 (AKA: R-38) near Hull, England. It had catastrophic structural failure in mid-air.
His body was sent home for burial. (Source: "New York Times", September 18, 1921 - Page 14)

He was also a recipient of the Navy Cross, the 2nd highest award for extraordinary heroism at great personal risk. On September 17, 1917, in the War Zone, he went up about 400 feet as observer in a captive balloon during severe rain squalls & gusts, from the USS Huntington. As it was being brought down, he was knocked out of the basket and caught underwater in the balloon rigging. He was saved by Patrick McGunigal, who went overboard, cleared the tangle, and put a line around Hoyt so that he could be hauled up on deck. McGunigal received the Medal of Honor. 
Clearwater Municipal Cemetery
Pinellas County
Florida, USA
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Record added: Jan 20, 2008
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Designated Naval Aviator #545 (lighter-than-air), then #984 (Heavier-than-air) in 1918. Graduated U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1914.
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Shipfitter First Class, U.S. Navy Mcgunigal Medal of Honor citation: For extraordinary heroism while attached to the Huntington. On the morning of 17 September 1917, while the U.S.S. Huntington was passing through the war zone, a kite balloon was sent...(Read more)
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