Kenneth Lee Porter
|Kenneth Lee Porter|
Lieutenant Kenneth Lee Porter
|Born||6 December 1896
Dowagiac, Michigan, USA
|Died||3 February 1988
Queens, New York City, USA
|Section 67, Site 441, Arlington National Cemetery||Arlington, Virginia, USA|
|Service/branch||Air Service, United States Army|
|Years of service||1917–1919|
|Unit||147th Aero Squadron|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Cross
Croix de Guerre avec Palme
World War I service
Porter was an engineering graduate from Michigan University who joined the U.S. Army Air Service in August 1917. He reported to the 147th Aero Squadron in February 1918. While on patrol with Ralph O'Neill and four other American pilots, they shot down a Pfalz D.III over Château Thierry on 2 July. After switching his Nieuport 28 for a Spad XIII, Porter would score four more times, from 28 September through 12 October 1918, sharing his scores with Wilbert White, Francis Simonds, and three other pilots. He also became a Flight Commander.
- "Kenneth Porter". Theaerodrome.com. Retrieved 2010-10-13.
- American Aces of World War I. p. 74–75.
- American Aces of World War I. Norman Franks, Harry Dempsey. Osprey Publishing, 2001. ISBN 1-84176-375-6, ISBN 978-1-84176-375-0.
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