Kiffin Rockwell Photo

Kiffin Rockwell

Born: Sep 20, 1892

Death: Sep 23, 1916

Birthplace: Newport

Nationality: United States

Kiffin Rockwell

Date of Birth : Sep 20, 1892
Date of Death : Sep 23, 1916
Birth Place : Newport

Kiffin Yates Rockwell was an early aviator and the first American pilot to shoot down an enemy aircraft in World War I. On May 18, 1916, Rockwell attacked and shot down a German plane over the Alsace battlefield. For this action he was awarded the Medaille Militaire and the Croix de Guerre.

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