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 William Carpenter Lambert

William Carpenter Lambert

Birth
Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio, USA
Death 19 Mar 1982 (aged 87)
Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio, USA
Burial Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 20203 · View Source
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World War I American Fighter Ace. With 22 officially confirmed air combat victories in the First World War, Lambert was the second highest scoring American "ace" of that conflict. Because he spent the entire war in a British uniform, flying with the famed No. 24 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps, his victory total is almost always omitted when lists of American aces are compiled. His combat victory total was second only to Edward V. Rickenbacker's 26. Lambert had been removed from combat activities in August 1918 when he was hospitalized for combat fatigue and a ruptured ear drum. Between the wars, Lambert flew as a barnstorming air show pilot. As a U.S. Army Air Corps Reservist, Lambert was recalled to active duty during the Second World War as an engineer. Following that war, he remained in the Air Force Reserve until 1954, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He was the author of two books: "Combat Report" and "Barnstorming and Girls."
He was the son of William G. and Mary Lambert, William Carpenter Lambert.

Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett


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  • Added: 8 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20203
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Carpenter Lambert (18 Aug 1894–19 Mar 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20203, citing Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .