From Australia, Robert Little served with The Royal Air Corps in 1916. Preferring to fly England's “Sopwith Triplane” (England's answer to Germany's Fokker D7), Little was credited with 47 confirmed kills (more than any other Australian Fighter in the War). Having been shot down (and survived) several times, his luck eventually ran out in 1918 when he engaged a German Gotha Bomber. He was killed (although a check of his body determined that he may have died in the crash and not from gunfire). He was 22 years old.