The son of Walter C. Grey of Chicago, Illinois, Charles Gossage Grey joined the Lafayette Flying Corps on 17 June 1917. After serving with Spa93, he transferred to the United States Air Service on 13 March 1918. On 1 August 1918, he was assigned to the 213th Aero Squadron as a flight commander. The only ace to serve in this squadron, Grey scored five confirmed victories while flying the SPAD XIII.
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Gossage Grey, Captain (Air Service), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montmedy, France, November 4, 1918. While leading a patrol of three machines, Captain Grey observed a formation of our bombing planes hard pressed by 12 of the enemy. He attacked the leading enemy machine without hesitation, thereby attracting the enemy's fire and allowing the bombing machines to escape undamaged.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
02 Sep 1918
14 Sep 1918
Fokker D.VII 2
04 Oct 1918
28 Oct 1918
03 Nov 1918
Shared with Lt S P Gaillard, Lt R Phelan
Shared with Lt S P Gaillard, Lt R W Richardson
Shared with Lt S P Gaillard, Lt H S Loomis, Lt K W Matheson, Lt J E McGehee, Lt H C Smith, Lt A H Treadwell