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APD 107 U.S.S. EARLE B. HALL

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Earle Boitnott Hall Aviation Machinist’s Mate, Second Class,

U. S. Navy


Earle Boitnott Hall was born at Dawson Springs, Kentucky, on December 23, 1919. He was killed in action December 27, 1941.


Hall enlisted in the United States Navy in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 21, 1938, and served continuously until the time of his death.


He was posthumously awarded the Air Medal for service as set forth in the following Citation:


“For meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight as a member of a Patrol Plane crew during action against enemy Japanese forces at the Island of Jolo, Sulu, Philippine Islands, December 27, 1941. Taking part in a vigorous and aggressive attack on Japanese naval forces and shore installations.

Hall, although severely wounded, persisted in the performance of his duty and, by his courage and skill under fire, contributed materially to the success of this operation. He gallantly gave up his life in the service of his country.”


Next of kin: Mr. William Thomas Hall – Father.

Dawson Springs, Kentucky.

 

 

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