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Hoy, Ernest Charles Distinguished Flying Cross (Captain)

Prisoner of War 1918-September-28

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Birth Date: unkown date (age 84)

Born: Dauphin, Manitoba

Charles & Eliza Hoy

Marjorie Day

Home: Toccoa, Georgia, USA

Enlistment: Victoroa, BC: CEF

Enlistment Date: 1915-03-03

Decorations: Distinguished Flying Cross

29 (F) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Impiger Et Acer (Energetic and Keen)
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Service Numbers
430191 CEF
Hoy enlisted in the CEF, joining the Canadian Engineers as a Sapper. He transferred to the RFC in mid 1917 and was posted to 29 Sqn in January, 1918. Hoy was missing in SE5a, C-1914; last seen South-East of Menin at 12,000 feet in combat with Hun Scouts on offensive patrol. Capt EC Hoy missing, later confirmed as POW, repatriated 1918-11-18. Post war, in an historic flight on 1919-08-07 Hoy made the first airmail flight over the Canadian Rockies. The flight in the Curtiss JN-4C, from Vancouver to Calgary, lasted 16 hours and 42 minutes.

29 (F) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Impiger Et Acer

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