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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Kenneth Arthur Boomer

In memory of:

Squadron Leader Kenneth Arthur Boomer

October 22, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

C/1220

Age:

28

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

418 Sqdn.

Citation(s):

Air Medal (United States) - Alaska - Award effective 23 December 1942 as per AFRO 272/43 dated 19 February 1943.

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Flying Cross

Additional Information


Born:

August 20, 1916
Ottawa, Ontario

Enlistment:

October 9, 1939

Son of Frank Daniel Boomer and Nettie Alice Boomer (nee Masler) of Ottawa, Ontario.

Husband of Jean Millar Boomer of Ottawa, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 253 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CHOLOY WAR CEMETERY
Meurthe-et-Moselle, France

Grave Reference:

1. G. 10.

Location:

Choloy is a village and commune in the Department of the Meurthe-et-Moselle, 28 kilometres west of Nancy and some 5 kilometres west of Toul, a town on the N4 road from Paris to Nancy. The village is south of the River Moselle on the minor road (D11B) from Toul to the neighbouring village of Foug. The CHOLOY WAR CEMETERY is 3 kilometres west of Toul on the north side of the D11B road. The Choloy War Cemetery is the last resting place of casualties from the First and Second World Wars and is managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. It is also the final resting place for many Royal Canadian Air Force members and their families who died while serving in Europe as part of 1 Air Division between 1953 and 1967 and other Service Members serving with NATO in Germany following Canada's departure from France.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Charlottetown PEI newspaper The Guardian. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Ken Boomer– Aleutian Campaign
  • Photo of Ken Boomer– 21 December 1942 Squadron Leader Ken Boomer, D.F.C., A.A.M. of Ottawa, who was the first pilot of the Royal Canadian Air Force to shoot down a Japanese plane in defense of North America. For this feat he received the Distinguished Flying Cross from Canada and the United States Army Air Medal from the United States Government which decorations he is wearing in the above picture, He also fought in Britain before battling the Japanese in the Aleutians
  • Id Card– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of KENNETH ARTHUR BOOMER– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of KENNETH ARTHUR BOOMER– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star December 1941. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star July 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Kenneth Arthur Boomer– Squadron Leader K.A Boomer

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