Robert A. Little, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Robert A. Little

Australian fighter ace

Date of Birth: 19-Jul-1895

Place of Birth: Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

Date of Death: 27-May-1918

Profession: flying ace

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Robert A. Little

  • Robert Alexander Little, (19 July 1895 – 27 May 1918), a World War I fighter pilot, is generally regarded as the most successful Australian flying ace, with an official tally of forty-seven victories.
  • Born in Victoria, he travelled to England in 1915 and learned to fly at his own expense before joining the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS).
  • Posted to the Western Front in June 1916, he flew Sopwith Pups, Triplanes and Camels with No.
  • 8 Squadron RNAS, achieving thirty-eight victories within a year and earning the Distinguished Service Order and Bar, the Distinguished Service Cross and Bar, and the French Croix de Guerre.
  • Rested in July 1917, he volunteered to return to the front in March 1918 and scored a further nine victories with No.
  • 3 Squadron RNAS (later No.
  • 203 Squadron RAF) before he was killed in action on the night of 27 May, aged twenty-two.

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