Murray Kenneth Guthrie
|Murray Kenneth Guthrie|
Murray Kenneth Guthrie, 1918
May 29, 1896|
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
|Died||May 21, 1985
Lometa, Texas, USA
||Air Service, United States Army|
|Years of service||1918|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters|
Raised in Mobile, Alabama, Murray Kenneth Guthrie, was the son of K. R. Guthrie. He joined the United States Air Service in 1918. Deployed to France, he was assigned to the 13th Aero Squadron, flying SPAD XIII aircraft. Eventually becoming a flight commander, he was credited with downing six Fokker D.VIIs, becoming was the highest scoring ace in his squadron.
After the war, Guthrie returned to Minnesota where he co-founded an advertising agency, became an officer in a financial institution and started a food supplement company. In 1951, he moved to Texas and became a rancher.
- 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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