James Norman Hall

b.4/22/1887 Colfax Iowa

Father was bottler of Colfax Mineral Spring Water James’ poetry is published by Atlantic Monthly when he is in high school Graduate in Philosophy Grinnell College (Iowa) Travels to Europe and enlists in the 9th Battalion of the Royal Fusilliers Receives honorable discharge to be with ailing father in Iowa Enlists with Lafayette Escadrille Flying Corps Shot down and severely wounded in aerial dogfight battle during World War I Returns to United States and authors two books highlighting his years in the military “Kitchener’s Mob” and “Falcons of France” Settles in Tahiti and authors two maritime classic novels “Mutiny on the Bounty” and “Men Against the Sea” Concludes literary career with World War II Naval aviation drama “High Barbaree” which is made into movie starring Van Johnson, Cameron Mitchell, June Allyson and Marilyn Maxwell in 1947