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 Charles Blakesly Hall

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Charles Blakesly Hall

Birth
Brazil, Clay County, Indiana, USA
Death 22 Nov 1971 (aged 51)
Burial Spencer, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot Garden of Devotion, Lot 160, Section B, Grave #3
Memorial ID 6947 View Source
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World War II United States Army Air Corp Aviator. A member of the famed Tuskegee Airman, in January, 1943, he was one of the first 43 black pilots assigned to combat duty with the 99th Pursuit Squadron in North Africa. During a July 2, 1943 attack mission on Panelleria, in the Mediterranean theater, Lieutenant Hall earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for shooting down a German Focke-Wulf 190. In doing so, he became the first African American pilot to earn official credit for destroying an enemy plane in the Second World War. After retiring from the Air Force in the grade of Major, he became a popular insurance agent in Oklahoma City.


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MAJOR ARMY AIR FORCES
WORLD WAR II DFC


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 13 Nov 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6947
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6947/charles-blakesly-hall : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Blakesly Hall (25 Aug 1920–22 Nov 1971), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6947, citing Hillcrest Memory Gardens, Spencer, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .