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Name: Edward Borgfeldt Booth
Edward Booth
Country: Canada
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 70
Victories: 5
Born: 31 August 1899
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: 07 April 1918 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Salisbury Plain
Cemetery: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario
Edward Booth joined the Royal Flying Corps in the spring of 1917. A Sopwith Camel pilot with 70 Squadron, he scored his second victory on 12 October 1917 but was then shot down by Hans Klein of Jasta 10. Surviving the incident, Booth scored three more victories before he was injured in a crash on 11 November 1917. He later served as an instructor but was killed in a crash while performing stunts.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 20 Sep 1917 1130 70 Sopwith Camel (B6206) Albatros D.V (OOC) Houthoulst Forest
2 12 Oct 1917 1730 70 Sopwith Camel (B6206) Albatros D.V (OOC) SE of Houthoulst
3 20 Oct 1917 1115 70 Sopwith Camel (B6366) C (DES) 1 Rumbeke
4 27 Oct 1917 1400 70 Sopwith Camel (B6366) Albatros D.V (OOC) 2 Roulers
5 09 Nov 1917 0700 70 Sopwith Camel (B2447) C (OOC) E of Ypres

1 Shared with 2Lt Frank Quigley, 2Lt C W Primeau (B2349)
2 Shared with Maj Nethersole, Capt Lawrence, Lt Goode, Lt Frank Hobson, Lt C W Primeau
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