Lanoe Hawker

Military Person

1890 – 1916

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Who was Lanoe Hawker?

Lanoe George Hawker VC, DSO was a British flying ace, with seven credited victories, during the First World War. He was the first British flying ace, and the third pilot to receive the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was killed in a dog fight with the legendary German ace Manfred von Richthofen.

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Born
Dec 30, 1890
Longparish
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Royal Military Academy
Died
Nov 23, 1916
Bapaume

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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