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Squadron Leader Edgar "Johnnie" Johnson, RAF, in the cockpit of has Supermarine Spitfire. Johnson was the highest scoring Allied fighter pilot of World War II. He flew 515 sorties and scored 34 airplanes destroyed, 7 shared destroyed, 3 probables and 10 damaged. All of his victories were against fighters.

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.

Beautiful Nose Art Painted On World War II Fighter Planes 18  Best of Web Shrine

In the early ages of the United States Air Force it was common practice to paint a scantily clad bombshell on the nose of a fighter plane. The Wikipedia article on the history of Nose Art is actual…

Lieutenant-General Günther Rall (10 March 1918 – 4 October 2009) was the third most successful fighter ace in history. He achieved a total of 275 victories during World War II

Lieutenant-General Günther Rall March 1918 – 4 October was the third most successful fighter ace in history. He achieved a total of 275 victories during World War II

RAF officer reaches highest rank held by woman - 0, Air Vice Marshall.Telegraph Aug 2013

RAF officer reaches highest rank held by woman

RAF officer reaches highest rank held by woman - Air Vice Marshall.

Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader. He lost both legs and became a WWII fighter ace.

He lost both legs and became a WWII fighter ace. He was an obnoxious person.

Squadron Leader Douglas Bader, commanding No. 242 (Canadian) Squadron, with Pilot Officer William Lidstone 'Willie' McKnight and Acting Fl.Lt. George Eric Ball outside the Officers Mess building, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. October 1940.

Pilot Officer William McKnight (left), Squadron Leader Douglas Bader (center), and Flight Lieutenant Eric Ball, all of Canadian 242 Squadron.

South African Adolph Gysbert “Sailor” Malan (1910-1963), a famed RAF fighter pilot who led No. 74 Squadron RAF, which distinguished itself during the war and especially during the Battle of Britain, where it shot down almost 40 aircraft.

South African Adolph Gysbert “Sailor” Malan a famed RAF fighter pilot who led No. 74 Squadron RAF, which distinguished itself during the war and especially during the Battle of Britain, where it shot down almost 40 aircrafts.

C: Squadron Leader Douglas Bader, commanding No. 242 (Canadian) Squadron, with Major Alexander ‘Sasha’ Hess, CO of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron, outside the Officers Mess building, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. October 1940.

RAF pilots-Squadron Leader Douglas Bader - commanding No. 242 (Canadian) Squadron, with Major Alexander ‘Sasha’ Hess - CO of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron, outside the Officers Mess building, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Polish pilot in the Battle of Britain

Polish pilot in the Battle of Britain WWII - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Group Captain Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire VC, OM, DSO & Two Bars, DFC was a highly decorated British RAF pilot during the Second World War.

Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC RAF, the British observer for the dropping of the second atom bomb on Nagasaki 9 August 1945 and the former commander of No 617 Squadron (Dambusters), Royal Air Force.

Sgt Keith B Chisholm (left) of No 452 Squadron RAAF is congratulated by F/L Brendan EF "Paddy" Finucane at RAF Kenley on 20 September 1941. Markings in the background identifying Spitfire Mk Vb UD-W with which Finuance destroyed 3 Me 109 fighters 5 miles northeast of Abbeville on the day have been obliterated from view by the censor. Chisholm flew as wingman to the Dubliner who was credited with 26 victories and 8 probables, 6 shared victories, a single shared probable and 8 damaged.

hjmarseille:Flight-Sergeant K. Chisholm of No. 452 Squadron RAAF after a mission where he shot down an Enemy Aircraft. For Captions see first 2 photos.

Robert Henry Maxwell (Bobby) Gibbes, DSO, DFC and Bar, OAM (6 May 1916 – 11 April 2007) was a leading Australian fighter ace of World War II, and the longest-serving wartime commanding officer of No. 3 Squadron RAAF.On 22 January 1943, Gibbes claimed his last kill, a C.202. He was officially credited with a total of 10¼ victories, though other estimates gave him a score of 12, including two shared.  He was also credited with five "probables", and another 16 damaged.

Robert Henry Maxwell (Bobby) Gibbes, DSO, DFC and Bar, OAM (6 May 1916 – 11 April 2007) was a leading Australian fighter ace of World War II, and the longest-serving wartime commanding officer of No. 3 Squadron RAAF.On 22 January 1943, Gibbes claimed his last kill, a C.202. He was officially credited with a total of 10¼ victories, though other estimates gave him a score of 12, including two shared. He was also credited with five "probables", and another 16 damaged.

AM photographer Cecil Beaton visited No 249 Squadron RAF at RAF North Weald in September 1940 and captured P/O James RB "Jim" Meaker (left) and P/O Percival R-F "Percy" Burton as they walked away for a post-sortie debrief. The pilots were relative newcomers, having arrived on 27 June and 21 July respectively, both perishing in combat in Hurricane Mk I GN-N and GN-H on the morning of 27 September.

At the time of the Battle of Britain RAF fighter pilots were idolised by the…

Poster girl: First Officer Maureen Dunlop, the daughter of a British mother and Australian father, became a poster girl for ATA after the photo on the right appeared on the cover of the Picture Post

The female Top Guns of World War II

The Argentine-British ATA First Officer Maureen Dunlop, the daughter of a British mother and Australian father, became a poster girl for ATA after the photo on the right appeared on the cover of the Picture Post

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