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Name: Charles Gray Catto
Charles Catto
Country: United States
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 45
Victories: 6
Born: 07 November 1896
Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, USA
Died: 24 June 1972
Place of Death: Waco, Texas, USA
Cemetery: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas, USA
Block 11 Lot 24
 
 
Six feet tall and the son of British immigrant John Catto of Dallas, Texas, Charles Gray Catto was studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland when the war began. Against the wishes of his parents, he joined the Royal Flying Corps on 5 June 1917. Flying the Sopwith Camel with 45 Squadron, Catto served in Italy and France and scored 6 victories. When the war ended, he resumed his studies at Edinburgh, graduated in 1922, and became a doctor. He was elected mayor of Waco, Texas on 20 April 1937.
The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Friday, 28 June 1918, page 8
The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Sunday, 5 February 1922, page 15
The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Wednesday, 21 April 1937, page 3
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 19 May 1918 0625 45 Sopwith Camel (B6412) Aviatik C (DES) 1 Mel
2 22 May 1918 0920 45 Sopwith Camel (B6372) Two-seater (DES) 2 Levada
3 07 Jun 1918 0935 45 Sopwith Camel (B3872) Hansa-Brandenburg C (CAP) Cismon
4 15 Jun 1918 0745 45 Sopwith Camel (D9392) Aviatik C (OOC) Mt. Camp-Poselaro
5 20 Jun 1918 1040 45 Sopwith Camel (D9392) Albatros D.III (OOC) Nerversa
6 05 Aug 1918 1030 45 Sopwith Camel (D8243) Scout (DES) Mt. Grappa

1 Shared with Capt Norman Jones
2 Shared with Capt G Bush
 
Books
American Aces of World War 1
by Norman Franks, Harry Dempsey (Illustrator) / Paperback / Osprey Publishing (September 25, 2001)
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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iley / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)