Captain Robert A. Little,
DSO & Bar, DSC & Bar
RNAS, RAF


Born: 19 July 1895 in Melbourne Australia
Killed In Action:27 May, 1918 Near Noeux, France
Confirmed Victories: 47
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Robert A. Little joined the RNAS in 1915, 3 years later he was KIA on 27 May, 1918. At the time of his death, Little was the leading Australian ace. And to this day, no other Australian has surpassed his score of 47 confirmed victories. Also, to this day, as the leading Australian Air Ace, he is NOT listed among the war dead on the WWI Australian War Memorial. The reason being that he was in first the Royal Naval Air Service, then the Royal Air Force. Not, in the Australian Flying Corps, Australia's air force of WWI.

This is a situation that many have been trying to get rectified, but so far, without success. We can only hope that this will be fixed before the new Millenium starts on 1 January, 2001. We hope.

You can also check out Robert Little on The Aerodrome.



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Created:March 12, 1999
Last updated:April 29, 2001

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