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Birth:
17 Feb 1896 1
Columbus, Ohio 1
Death:
Jan 1965 2
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Full Name:
John Charles Speaks, Jr. 1
Full Name:
John Speaks 2
Birth:
17 Feb 1896 1
Columbus, Ohio 1
Male 1
Birth:
17 Feb 1896 2
Death:
Jan 1965 2
Physical Description:
Height: 5' 10.5" 3
Eye Color: Blue 3
Hair Color: Light brown 3
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Birth:
Mother: Edna Lawyer 1
Father: John Charles Speaks, Sr. 1
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Military Awards:
British War Medal: WWI Service 1
Distinguished Flying Cross (British): 08 Oct 1918 4
Victory Medal: WWI Service 1
RAF Service:
Rank: Lieutenant (Acting Captain) 1
Unit: 56 Squadron 1
Wounded: 28 Sep 1918 5
Social Security:
Card Issued: District of Columbia 2
Social Security Number: ***-**-3042 2

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Lt. (A./Capt.) John Speaks

A gallant and courageous officer. On 8th October he attacked, from a height of 100 feet, an enemy balloon on the ground, nine miles over the line, and set it on fire. Later, seeing a train, he descended to fifty feet and fired at it till it stopped. He then attacked and scattered horse transport, causing great confusion; and, before finishing his patrol, Lt. Speaks bombed a hostile town.

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