The Aerodrome Home Page
Aces of WWI
Aircraft of WWI
Books and Videos
The Aerodrome Forum
WWI Web Sites
Medals & Decorations
Search The Aerodrome
Today in History

Name: Hartley Pullan
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 25
Victories: 5
Born: 09 October 1899
Place of Birth: Knaresborough, Yorkshir, England
Died: 1968
Place of Death: Yorkshire, England
The son of Hartley and Emily Mary Pullan, Hartley Pullan scored five victories as an observer flying the D.H.4 with 25 Squadron in 1918. He was confirmed in the rank of temporary 2nd Lieutenant, Observer Officer, on 20 May 1918 and promoted to Lieutenant on 30 November 1918. He transferred to the unemployed list on 10 April 1919.

Listed as H. Pullen in Above the War Fronts and Hartly Pullan in the London Gazette.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
"2nd Lieut. Hartly Pullan.
   This officer has taken part in numerous long-distance bombing raids and reconnaissances. His work; has been consistently good. On a recent occasion when on photographic reconnaissance he was attacked by three scouts; he shot one down and the other two dived away. A few minutes later he was again attacked, this time by five triplanes, one of which he shot down out of control."
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 29 Mar 1918 1045 25 D.H.4 (A8078) 1 Two-seater (DES) Foucaucourt
2 08 Jun 1918 1615 25 D.H.4 (A7626) 2 Fokker DR.I (OOC) Lille-Tournai
3 24 Jul 1918 1815 25 D.H.4 (D9271) 3 Pfalz D.III (DES) SW of Lille
4 04 Aug 1918 1745 25 D.H.4 (D9271) 3 Pfalz D.III (OOC) Lille
5 22 Aug 1918 1730 25 D.H.4 (A7637) 4 Pfalz D.III (OOC) Douai

1 Pilot 2Lt S Jones
2 Pilot Lt W H G Milnes
3 Pilot Lt L Young
4 Pilot Lt J H Latchford
Aces · Aircraft · Books · Forum · Help · Links · Medals · Search · Today