The son of Louis and Ada Booker, Charles Dawson Booker joined the Royal Naval Air Service on 8 September 1915. Most of his victories were achieved with a Sopwith Triplane he called "Maud." On 11 August 1917, Booker scored his 21st victory when he and William Jordan shot down an Albatros D.V piloted by Adolf von Tutschek. Moments later, Booker was shot down by Viktor Schobinger of Jasta 12. He landed safely behind British lines. Flying a Sopwith Camel, Booker shot down three Fokker D.VII aircraft on 13 August 1918 but died from wounds received the same day when he was shot down by Ulrich Neckel of Jasta 12.
1901 residence was Sutton At Hone, Hextable, Kent; birth registered in the 2nd quarter of 1897 at Bromley, Kent.
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Flt. Sub-Lieut. Frederick Earle Fraser, R.N.A.S.
Flt. Lieut, (act. Flt. Cdr.) Charles Dawson Booker.
For special gallantry in the field on numerous occasions, especially the following:—
On 26th April, 1917, he went to the assistance of some of our photographic machines, which were about io be attacked by twelve Albatross scouts. One of-these he fired on at close range, and brought it down out of control.
On 24th May, Iyl7, whilst on patrol, he went to the assistance of a formation-of our machines, which was being attacked by nine hostile scouts. He attacked one of the latter, which was driven down-in flames and crashed. Later in the same day he attacked and drove down out of control another hostile machine.
On numerous other occasions he has attacked enemy machines and driven them down out of control.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 22 June 1917 (30147/6256)