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Photo #: NH 106210

Lieutenant Commander William E. Hall, USNR


Halftone reproduction of a photograph, copied from the official publication "Medal of Honor, 1861-1949, The Navy", page 197.
William E. Hall was awarded the Medal of Honor for "extreme courage and conspicuous heroism" while serving as a Pilot of a Scouting Plane in action against Japanese forces in the Battle of the Coral Sea, 7 and 8 May 1942. Contributing to the destruction of the Japanese aircraft carrier Shoho on 7 May, he waged counterattacks the next day on a superior number of enemy planes, shooting down three enemy aircraft. Although Hall was seriously wounded obtaining his mission, he remained in flight and safely landed his plane upon return.
This image is a cropped version of that seen in Photo #: NH 106210-A.

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Image Posted 4 November 2008