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Alex Ingrams 3, grandson of World War I hero George Ingram, V.C., M.M., proudly wears his father's medals as he places a poppy on the Rock of Remembrance after the
Shrine service yesterday.
...our No. 1 ace
Air Commodore Arthur Henry Cobby, first World War air ace, died sud denly at Heidelberg Re patriation Hospital yes terday afternoon..
Aged 61. he was one of j
the most decorated officers of -the R.A.A.F.
Air Commodore Cobby, who was Director of Flying Operations in the Civil Aviation Department, col lapsed in his office at Henty House in Little Collins st. yesterday morning, and- was taken to Heidelberg Hospi tal. ; .
He was Australia's most famous fighter pilot of the First World War, and as a pioneer pilot of the Austra lian Flying Corps he was credited with shooting down 33 German planes and 13 balloons over the Western
His decorations included the C.B.E.. D.S.O., D.F.C. and two bars, also the George Medal, which he won for having risked his life to save members of his staff when a Catalina aircraft crashed.
Before the Second World War he was Controller of Operations, Civil Aviation
When the. Empire Train ing Scheme was begun he was appointed R.A.A.F. Director of Recruiting, and later he was made respon sible for administration of all R.A.A.F. unit» In New I Guinea.
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