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First Name: Edgar

Last Name: Tobin

Birthplace: San Antonio, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Air Service, U.S. Army (1918 - 1926)

Home of Record: San Antonio, TX
Middle Name: G.

Date of Birth: 07 September 1896

Date of Death: 10 January 1954

Rank: Captain

Years Served: 1917-1919
Edgar Gardner Tobin

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Edgar Gardner Tobin

Captain, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders No. 99 (1918)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to First Lieutenant (Air Service) Edgar Gardner Tobin, United States Army Air Service, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 103d Aero Squadron, 3d Pursuit Group, U.S. Army Air Service, A.E.F., near Vieville, France, 16 July 1918.
While leading a patrol of three machines in the region of Vieville, First Lieutenant Tobin attacked an enemy formation of six single-seaters. He destroyed two himself and forced down a third out of control.

On 30 October 1918 awarded the French Croix de Guerre with palm.

Lieutenant Tobin scored 6 aerial victories in WWI to become an Ace. Following the war he founded Tobin Aerial Surveys, the largest aerial mapping firm in the world. He and eleven others died when their Grumman Mallard crashed into the trees of Wallace Lake on January 10, 1954.

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315876   Created by: drjones46




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