Harold Koch Boysen

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Harold Koch Boysen
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Harold Koch Boysen, 1918
Born 2 November 1891
Lake Benton, Minnesota, USA
Died 20 February 1963
Harris County, Texas, USA
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)
Years of service 1917 - 1918
Rank Lieutenant
Unit

Royal Air Force

Battles/wars World War I Victory Medal ribbon.svg World War I
Awards Silver Medal for Military Valor

Lieutenant Harold Koch Boysen was a World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories.[1][2]

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.[2] He scored a victory in December 1917. In January 1918, he crashed while landing in a fog, and was injured.[1] Upon recovery, he then scored four more times in May 1918, including one win shared with Lieutenant Christopher McEvoy.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Harold Koch Boysen". theaerodrome.com. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b American Aces of World War I. p. 45.