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Name: Kenneth Burns Conn
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Kenneth Burns Conn
Country: Canada
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 88
Victories: 20
Born: 11 July 1896
Place of Birth: Ashton, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Died: 30 January 1984
Place of Death: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
 
The son of James Howard Conn, Kenneth Burns Conn enrolled in the University of Toronto in 1914. A lieutenant in 1916, he served with the 234th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force before he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. Posted to 88 Squadron, he scored 20 victories flying the Bristol F.2b. Post-war he opened a tourism business but served as head of the Royal Canadian Air Force Historical Section during World War II. In 1945 he left the RCAF to return to his business.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lt. Kenneth Burns Conn (3rd Res. Bn., Can. E.F.). (FRANCE)
   On 18th 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.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 05 Jun 1918 2015 88 Bristol F.2b (C787) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) Messines
2 05 Jun 1918 2015 88 Bristol F.2b (C787) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) Messines
3 28 Jun 1918 2000 88 Bristol F.2b (C787) 2 Halberstadt C (DESF) Houthoulst Forest
4 29 Jun 1918 2010 88 Bristol F.2b (C787) 2 Fokker D.VII (DES) Ghistelles
5 29 Jun 1918 2010 88 Bristol F.2b (C787) 2 Fokker D.VII (DES) 7 Ghistelles
6 01 Jul 1918 1945 88 Bristol F.2b (C787) 1 Fokker D.VII (DESF) W of Westroosebeke
7 01 Jul 1918 1945 88 Bristol F.2b (C787) 1 Fokker D.VII (OOC) W of Westroosebeke
8 19 Aug 1918 1025 88 Bristol F.2b (E2216) 2 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Oignies
9 19 Aug 1918 1025 88 Bristol F.2b (E2216) 2 Fokker D.VII (OOC) 8 Oignies
10 04 Sep 1918 0930 88 Bristol F.2b (E2216) 3 Fokker DR.I (OOC) Provin
11 05 Sep 1918 1845 88 Bristol F.2b (E2216) 1 Fokker D.VII (OOC) NE of Armentières
12 16 Sep 1918 1750 88 Bristol F.2b (E2216) 1 Fokker D.VII (DES) NE of Habourdin aerodrome
13 16 Sep 1918 1750 88 Bristol F.2b (E2216) 1 Fokker D.VII (DES) NE of Habourdin aerodrome
14 20 Sep 1918 0750 88 Bristol F.2b (E2216) 1 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Quesnoy
15 20 Sep 1918 0755 88 Bristol F.2b (E2216) 1 Fokker D.VII (DES) 9 SE of Quesnoy
16 03 Oct 1918 1730 88 Bristol F.2b (E2216) 4 Fokker D.VII (DES) Meurchin
17 23 Oct 1918 1710 88 Bristol F.2b (E2216) 5 Fokker D.VII (DES) Beclers
18 30 Oct 1918 0855 88 Bristol F.2b (E2612) 6 Fokker D.VII (DES) Peruwelz
19 30 Oct 1918 0855 88 Bristol F.2b (E2612) 6 Fokker D.VII (DES) Peruwelz
20 04 Nov 1918 1308 88 Bristol F.2b (E2216) 6 Fokker D.VII (DES) Foucaumont

1 Observer 2Lt Bruce Digby-Worsley
2 Observer 2Lt Bertram Smyth
3 Observer Sgt C M Maxwell
4 Observer Lt A B Radford
5 Observer 2Lt D A Vavasour
6 Observer 2Lt K C W Craig
7 Shared with Capt K R Simpson & Sgt Charles Hill, Lt Robert Cullen & Lt Edward Ward, Lt William Wheeler & Lt Thomas Chilterm
8 Shared with Capt Edgar Johnston & 2Lt John Rudkin
9 Shared with Capt Edgar Jonston & Lt Walter Grant, Lt George Poole & Sgt Charles Hill
 
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