David Ernest Hornell

David Ernest Hornell, aviator (b at Lucknow, Ont 26 Jan 1910; d at sea 25 June 1944). He was awarded the VICTORIA CROSS for destroying a German U-boat while under extreme fire, and for fortifying his comrades in the ordeal after their flying boat crashed.

Hornell, David Ernest

David Ernest Hornell, aviator (b at Lucknow, Ont 26 Jan 1910; d at sea 25 June 1944). He was awarded the VICTORIA CROSS for destroying a German U-boat while under extreme fire, and for fortifying his comrades in the ordeal after their flying boat crashed. Blinded and exhausted, Hornell died shortly after being rescued at sea.