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The Long Chase
First Lieutenant Charles Rudolph D'Olive,  credited with five aerial victories, he was the  last World War I aviator to be declared an  ace with two of his victories being confirmed  in 1963. Although born in Alabama, D'Olive later  lived in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He enlisted into  aviation service in Memphis during Bloody  April 1917.
Charles Rudolph D’Olive DSC - Spad Xlll
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He trained in France, and was posted  to the 93d Aero Squadron on 23  August 1918 as a Spad XIII pilot. He  scored the new unit's first victory on  12 September. The following day, he  shot down three Fokker D.VIIs, two in  conjunction with George W. Furlow; it  was this exploit that earned D’Olive  the Distinguished Service Cross. He  scored once more, on 18 October  1918. He survived the war and  returned home where he died on 20  July 1974. 
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