holdhard: “ Two Battle of Britain fighter pilots, Flight Lieutenant Brian Kingcome (left), commanding officer of No 92 Squadron RAF and his wingman, Flying Officer Geoffrey Wellum, next to a Spitfire.
George "Buzz" Beurling (December the most successful Canadian fighter pilot of World War II, with 31 kills. He was a very interesting and eccentric person. He sadly died in a plane crash at the age of only
The death on this day August, 1962 of Douglas Bader.Bader lost both his…
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Named Spitfire Pilot Uniform Group.
Douglas Bader, who lost his legs in a peace time flying accident, was determined to prove he could still fly and join the RAF after losing his legs
Battle of Britain pilots
On 18 August 1940, P/O James E "Nigger" Marshall of No 85 Squadron RAF took off without orders when the rest of the squadron scrambled at 17.24 hours. Having returned to RAF Debden, S/L Peter W Townsend saw Hurricane Mk I VY-D land with one wingtip missing and was surprised to see Marshall climb out of the cockpit. Closing in on a He 111, he ran out of ammunition and rammed the bomber's tail unit with his starboard wing, losing the tip.
Billy Bishop was a Canadian flying ace during WWI. He shot down 72 German planes and received the Victoria Cross. His eyesight was phenomenal. He wanted to become a pilot because he was disgusted with the mud of the trenches. He passed away in September
Air Vice Marshal James "Johnnie" Johnson was a noted British fighter pilot during World War II. The Royal Air Force's top scorer against the Luftwaffe, Johnnie Johnson flew throughout the war. After World War II, Johnson saw service during the Korean War.
Canadian WWI pilot ace, Andrew Edward McKeever was born
When P/O James E "Nigger" Marshall of No 85 Squadron RAF returned to RAF Debden on 18 August 1940, he was challenged by S/L Peter W Townsend for taking off without orders. Marshall admitted that he could not resist following in Hurricane Mk I VY-D, nor could he resist ramming a He 111 when out of ammunition, The enemy aircraft was assessed as probably destroyed and the sortie was subsequently legitimised by entering him as Yellow Two in the ORB.
Raymond Collishaw in the cockpit of his Sopwith Triplane fighter, nicknamed "Black Maria" in Collishaw ended World War I as the third highest ranked British ace with a total of 60 kills.
Bader's great escape from the Nazis to be made into a movie
Fighter ace: Douglas Bader's story is to be told in a Hollywood film dubbed ‘The First Great Escape’
RAF 'Battle of Britain' Dispersal Hut British pilots wait for a call to action in a Dispersal Hut or Ready Room during the Battle of Britain