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A portrait of E. R. Moon by his wife. A keen aviator, Moon experimented with his own 'Moonbeam' aircraft before joining the Royal Naval Air Service and becoming a seaplane pilot in World War I. Posted to East Africa, Moon won the DSO in 1916 for a low-level attack on German troops. The following year, while surveying the Rufigi River, his seaplane suffered engine failure and crashed. For his efforts to keep his observer alive, Moon was awarded a bar to his DSO and the Royal Humane Society's Silver Medal.
oil on hardboard
45.5 x 34.5 cm
gift from M. Nowak, 2006
Fleet Air Arm Museum
RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset BA22 8HT EnglandView venue
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