Harold Koch Boysen
|Harold Koch Boysen|
Harold Koch Boysen, 1918
|Born||2 November 1891
Lake Benton, Minnesota, USA
|Died||20 February 1963
Harris County, Texas, USA
|Service/branch||Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)|
|Years of service||1917 - 1918|
Royal Air Force
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Silver Medal for Military Valor|
Boysen joined the Royal Flying Corps in June 1917. After training, he was assigned to 66 Squadron to fly a Sopwith Pup. He would not have any success until the unit re-equipped with Sopwith Camels and transferred fronts from France to northern Italy. He scored a victory in December 1917. In January 1918, he crashed while landing in a fog, and was injured. Upon recovery, he then scored four more times in May 1918, including one win shared with Lieutenant Christopher McEvoy.
- American Aces of World War I. Norman Franks, Harry Dempsey. Osprey Publishing, 2001. ISBN 1-84176-375-6, ISBN 978-1-84176-375-0.
- "Harold Koch Boysen". theaerodrome.com. Retrieved 20 June 2010.
- American Aces of World War I. p. 45.
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