Born on 11 Oct 1918. Copilot of the B-17 “Queen of the Air” , serial number 42-31975, that took off from Station 110 Polebrook in Northamptonshire in the UK at 8am on 27 May 1944. Shot down by an ME 109 German fighter at 12:30. Hale was killed along with 7 of his crewmembers. 2 successfully bailed out and survived.