Murray Kenneth Guthrie

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Murray Kenneth Guthrie
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Murray Kenneth Guthrie, 1918
Born (1896-05-29)May 29, 1896
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died May 21, 1985(1985-05-21) (aged 88)
Lometa, Texas, USA
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Air Service, United States Army
Years of service 1918
Rank Lieutenant

Air Service, United States Army

Battles/wars World War I Victory Medal ribbon.svg World War I
Awards Distinguished Service Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters

Lieutenant Murray Kenneth Guthrie was a World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories.[1][2]


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.[3]

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.[3]

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  1. ^ "Murray Guthrie". 
  2. ^ American Aces of World War I. p. 75. 
  3. ^ a b Murray Kenneth Guthrie @


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