Albert Ball

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Birthday
14, 1896
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 7, 1917 (20)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
14, 1896
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 7, 1917 (20)

About

World War I fighter pilot and the United Kingdom's top flying ace at the time of his death.

Before Fame

He jumped at the chance to join the Sherwood Foresters at the beginning of World War I and earned the rank of second lieutenant in October of 1914.

Trivia

He received the Victoria Cross in 1917 for his wartime service.

Family Life

He became engaged to Dot Allbourne in 1915, but his interest in other women (most notably, Thelma Starr) derailed his wedding plans.

Associated With

He was a wartime foe of the famous Baron von Richthofen (a.k.a. The Red Baron).