Bert Hinkler

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Birthday
8, 1892
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Jan 7, 1933 (40)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
8, 1892
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Jan 7, 1933 (40)

About

Daring aviator who became the first pilot to complete a solo flight from England to Australia.

Before Fame

His interest in aviation was sparked by a childhood fascination with the flight of birds.

Trivia

He served in the Royal Naval Air Service during World War I and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.

Family Life

He married Katherine Rome in 1932 and died less than a year later in a plane crash.

Associated With

He and B. H. DeLay both rose to fame in the early 1930s for their superior aviation skills.