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Name: Ernest Charles Hoy
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Ernest Hoy
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 29
Victories: 13
Born: 06 May 1895
Place of Birth: Dauphin, Manitoba
Died: 22 April 1982
Place of Death: Toccoa, Georgia
 
 
Assigned to 29 Squadron in January 1918, Ernest Charles Hoy, the son of Charles and Eliza Hoy, flew the S.E.5a. He was hospitalized in May 1918 but returned to duty in August. On three occasions, he scored double victories on the same day. On the afternoon of 28 September 1918, Hoy was shot down south of Menin by a Fokker D.VII flown by Josef Raesch of Jasta 43. He was captured and held prisoner until the end of the war. In an historic flight on 7 August 1919, Hoy made the first airmail flight over the Canadian Rockies. Flying the Curtiss JN-4, the historic flight from Vancouver to Calgary lasted 16 hours and 42 minutes.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. (A./Capt.) Ernest Charles Hoy. (FRANCE)
   A bold and skilful airman who has accounted for four enemy machines and shot down a balloon in flames, displaying at all times a fine fighting spirit, disregarding adverse odds.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Aug 1918 0920 29 S.E.5a (D6939) Fokker D.VII (DES) Comines
2 14 Aug 1918 1010 29 S.E.5a (D6947) Halberstadt C (DESF) 1 Armentières
3 16 Aug 1918 1840 29 S.E.5a (C9071) Pfalz D.III (DES) Poelcapelle
4 23 Aug 1918 0630 29 S.E.5a (D6939) Balloon (DES) 2 SE of Kemmel
5 23 Aug 1918 0635 29 S.E.5a (D6939) DFW C (DES) SE of Kemmel
6 24 Aug 1918 1910 29 S.E.5a (D6939) Fokker D.VII (DES) S of Comines
7 24 Aug 1918 1915 29 S.E.5a (D6939) Fokker D.VII (OOC) S of Comines
8 01 Sep 1918 1025 29 S.E.5a (D6939) Balloon (DES) N of Armentières
9 01 Sep 1918 1810 29 S.E.5a (D6939) Fokker D.VII (OOC) NE of Armentières
10 03 Sep 1918 1930 29 S.E.5a (D6939) Fokker D.VII (DES) N of Comines
11 16 Sep 1918 0840 29 S.E.5a (E5974) Fokker D.VII (DES) N of Quesnoy
12 16 Sep 1918 0845 29 S.E.5a (E5974) Fokker D.VII (DES) E of Becelaere
13 27 Sep 1918 1815 29 S.E.5a (C1914) Fokker D.VII (DES) Passchendaele

1 Shared with Lt Cristoffel Venter
2 Shared with Lt Charles Ross, 2Lt A F Diamond (C8859)
 
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