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Colonel Conway Scott Hall, 94, of Sherwood died Monday, July 9, 2012. He was born January 4, 1918, in Wilmont.

He was educated in the North Little Rock School system, attended the University of Arkansas Monticello and entered military service serving United States Air Force. During his commission in the Air Force he flew practically every “prop” plane every built. While his military was extensive, he is most noted for his service flying the B-17 Bombers with the 381st as a Major of Operations. He flew and led many combat missions with the 381st out of Ridgewell, England (including the famous Schweinfurt mission). He was appointed Group Commander and held the rank of “Full Bird” Colonel in January, 1945 and retired in January, 1970 from McGuire AFB in New Jersey.

Was awarded numerous metals; Distinguished Flying Cross with Cluster, Airmedal with Oak Clusters, European/African/Mediterranean Theater Medal, World War II victory Medal and American Campaign Medal, French Croix De Guerre presented to him by French General Charles de Gaulle and many others.

Hewas preceded in death by his wife, Irene Marie (Sawetski) Hall of 48 years; parents, Ruby and Walter E. Hall; brothers, Walter Edward Jr. and Edmond David; and grandson, Michael McCarthy.

Survivors include daughters, Patricia Clements and husband Larry of Sherwood, Barbara McCarthy of Euless, Texas; two granddaughters; and three great-grandson.

A funeral will be 12 noon, Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the funeral home with Reverend Paul Rice officiating. Burial will follow at Arkansas State Veterans’ Cemetery.

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