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First Name: Charles

Last Name: Hall

Birthplace: Brazil, IN, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: U.S. Army Air Forces (1941 - 1947)

Middle Name: B.

Date of Birth: 25 August 1920

Date of Death: 22 November 1971

Rank: Major

Years Served:
Charles B. Hall

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Charles B. Hall
Major, U.S. Army Air Forces

Charles B. Hall was born on 25 August 1920 in Brazil, IN.

Hall, a Tuskegee Airman, was one of the first 43 black pilots assigned to combat duty with the 99th Pursuit Squadron in North Africa in January 1943. During an attack mission on 2 July 1943 on Panelleria in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, Lieutenant Hall became the first African-American pilot to earn official credit for destroying an enemy plane, a German Focke-Wulf 190, in WW II.

His valor in that action earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross from the U.S. Army Air Forces. His Squadron presented him with its own reward, a chilled bottle of Coca Cola, a precious commodity in the Mediterranean Theater.

After retiring from the Air Force as a Major, he became a popular insurance agent in Oklahoma City, OK.

Death and Burial

Major Charles B. Hall died on 22 November 1971. He is buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Ardmore, OK.

Honoree ID: 2590   Created by: MHOH




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