Kenneth Burns Conn

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Kenneth Burns Conn
Born 11 July 1896
Ashton, Ontario
Died 30 January 1984 (1984-01-31) (aged 87)
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[edit]

"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]



  1. ^ 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.
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  3. ^ "Lt. Kenneth Burns Conn." Supplement to the London Gazette. 8 February 1919. as cited at "Kenneth Conn." The Aerodrome. (website).


"WWI Aces of Canada: Kenneth Conn". Retrieved 2008-06-16.