Henry John Burden
|Henry John Burden|
|Born||28 April 1894
|Died||28 March 1960 (aged 65)
|Service/branch||Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
|Unit||No. 56 Squadron RAF, No. 72 Squadron RAF, No. 85 Squadron RAF|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Flying Cross|
He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in April 1917 for flight training. Qualifying as a pilot, he flew the S.E.5a with No. 56 Squadron in France from February 1918 onwards. He claimed five Fokker D.VIIs shot down on 10 August 1918, and two days later he claimed three more. He was awarded the DSO and DFC in November 1918.
His final wartime tally consisted of 13 ( and 1 shared) destroyed, and 2 'out of control'.
Burden became an architect after the war and died in March 1960 aged 64. His sister Margaret married fellow Canadian ace Billy Bishop.
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- Canadian airmen were required to complete an Attestation Paper in which they declared an oath of allegiance to King George the Fifth and agreed to serve in any arm of the service for the duration of the war between Great Britain and Germany. aerodrome.com
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