Kenneth Unger
Kenneth Unger
Kenneth Russell Unger
  • Country: United States
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Service: Royal Flying Corps
  • Units: 210
  • Victories: 14
  • Date Of Birth: April 19, 1898
  • Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey
  • Date Of Death: January 6, 1979
  • Place of Death: Pompano Beach, Florida

Rejected by the armed forces of his own country, Unger went to Canada and joined the Royal Flying Corps in June 1917. Flying a Sopwith Camel, Unger shot down a Fokker D.VII piloted by Kurt Schonfelder on June 26, 1918.

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

"A gallant and skilful officer. On October 30, separated from his patrol owing to engine trouble, he was attacked by seven Fokkers; undaunted by the odds against him, he, without hesitation, engaged them, and by skilful maneuvering, shot one down to crash. He has accounted for nine enemy aeroplanes and one kite balloon." DFC citation, London Gazette, February 8, 1919