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Kenneth Burns Conn

Kenneth Burns Conn
Born 11 July 1896
Ashton, Ontario
Died 30 January 1984
Toronto, Ontario
Allegiance George V[1]
Service/branch Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force
Rank Lieutenant
Unit 234th (Peel) Battalion, CEF, No. 88 Squadron RAF
Awards Distinguished Flying Cross

Kenneth Burns Conn DFC (11 July 1896 - 30 January 1984) was a Canadian First World War flying ace, officially credited with 20 victories.[2]

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Distinguished Flying Cross

"Lt. Kenneth Burns Conn (3rd Res. Bn., Can. E.F.). (FRANCE) On 18 October, when raiding enemy troops in retreat, this officer descended to 300 feet and attacked three companies of infantry with machine-gun fire, inflicting casualties. So vigorous was his attack that the troops dispersed. Lt. Conn then attacked various other targets, displaying conspicuous skill and initiative."[3]




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