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Name: Kenneth Charles Mills
Kenneth Mills
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 1
Victories: 5
Born: 26 March 1899
Place of Birth: London
Died: 08 August 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near Cappy-Péronne
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Kenneth Charles Mills joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1917 and was posted to 1 Squadron in 1918. An S.E.5a pilot, he became an ace in less than a month but was wounded in action on 7 May 1918 while scoring his fifth victory. After leading a low level bombing mission against a bridge, Mills was last seen dogfighting five Fokker D.VIIs. Evidence suggests he was shot down by Lothar von Richthofen of Jasta 11.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 21 Apr 1918 1210 1 S.E.5a (C5374) Pfalz D.III (OOC) 1 Lampret
2 25 Apr 1918 1845 1 S.E.5a (C5374) Fokker DR.I (DES) Becelaere-Dadizeele
3 02 May 1918 1325 1 S.E.5a (C5374) LVG C (OOC) 2 Houthoulst
4 03 May 1918 0730 1 S.E.5a (C5374) Pfalz D.III (OOC) 3 Steenwerck
5 07 May 1918 1645 1 S.E.5a (C1849) C (DES) 1 mi E of Kemmel

1 Shared with Capt Cecil Clark (B4810)
2 Shared with Lt John Bateman (B8254)
3 Shared with Lt Ernest Owen (B504)
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