South African Pilots and the Battle of Britain

South African Pilots and the Battle of Britain



South African pilots made a major contribution to the Battle of Britain. They gained a reputation for fearless flying but suffered high losses proportionate to numbers as a result.

 

Pilots from South Africa who fought in the Battle of Britain:

 

Flying Officer (FO) N J M Barry (killed during the Battle of Britain) 

Flight Lieutenant (F/Lt) W S Bowyer
F/O P R-F Burton (killed during the Battle of Britain)
Squadron Leader (S/Ldr) G F Chater
Pilot Officer (P/O) C A G Clark
F/O I B Difford (killed during the Battle of Britain)
P/O G J Drake (killed during the Battle of Britain)
F/O C W Goldsmith (killed during the Battle of Britain)
P/O L W Graham
P/O R H Haviland (killed during the Battle of Britain)
F/O I B D E Hay
F/Lt. G D L Haysom
F/O M R Hill
F/O P H Hugo

Sq Lead B Hull (killed during the Battle of Britain)

P/O A G Lewis

S/Ldr. A G Malan

F/O E J Morris

P/O J R S Oelofse (killed during the Battle of Britain)

F/O S R Peacock-Edwards

P/O F H Posener (killed during the Battle of Britain)

F/O B G Stapleton

F/O B van Mentz

Sgt. T Y Wallace

P/O A B Watkinson


MLA Citation/Reference

"South African Pilots and the Battle of Britain". HistoryLearningSite.co.uk. 2014. Web.






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