William Howard StovallMilitary
Grandson Michael G C Webster
First Lieutenant Stovall (1895-1970) flew with Spaatz in WW I (Spaatz, then spelled Spatz, was on temporary assignment to the 13th Aero Squadron). Stovall was an ace with 6 official kills in a Spad and received the Distinguished Service Cross for an action on 26 September 1918. In WW II he served with the 8th Fighter Command and the U.S. Strategic Air Force (with Spaatz) and reached the rank of Colonel. He knew 'Monk' Hunter from WW I and served with him in WW II. His son, William Howard Stovall Jr. was also a fighter pilot (with the 56th Fighter Group). He was killed in action on New Years Eve, 1944.
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Units served with
- Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
- Nationality: American
- Unit: 56th Fighter Group 62nd Fighter Squadron
- Service Numbers: O-716271
- Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Role/Job: Fighter Pilot