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September 4,

Thin Lizzy. Air Ace Tom Hazell on this day in Irish History

September 4: TODAY in Irish History:

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Today in Irish History: Curated by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks

Chicago Motivational Humorous Business Speaker, Author and History buff.

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For the Love of Being Irish

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September 4: TODAY in Irish History:


1954. Death of Galway born World War I air ace Thomas Falcon Hazell DSO, MC, DFC & Bar.

tom falcon hazell at today in irish history

Tom Falcon Hazell

Hazell was a fighter pilot with the Royal Flying Corps, (Royal Air Force) downing forty three enemy planes during World War I. He was one of a number of very skilled Irish born air aces of the war including Edward “Mick” Mannock and George McElroy. He was the only one of the three to survive the war and the most successful air ace to survive the war.


Further Reading on Tom Hazell


1983: Although a version of the band still tours today, THE definitive Thin Lizzy lineup (according to the official Thin Lizzy website) plays its last concert at the Monsters Of Rock Festival in Nuremburg, Germany after which Phil Lynott leaves the band. Formed in 1969 featuring Lynott and drummer Brian Downey, the band went through various members including Gary Moore before Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson join in the mid-70s.

Their big breakthrough came with Jailbreak in 1976 featuring The Boys are Back in Town. In 1981Thin Lizzy headlined the very first Slane festival in Ireland supported by U2 and Hazel O’Connor.




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