Hurricane Squadron Ace: The Story of Battle of Britain Ace, Air Commodore Peter Brothers, CBE, DSO, DFC and Bar

By Nick Thomas

Air Commodore Peter Malam ‘Pete’ Brothers CBE, DSO, DFC, and Bar (1917-2008) used to be essentially the most heroic and hugely praised pilots of the second one global battle. embellished greatly, he secured a complete of sixteen 'kills' over the process the clash, with 10 of those happening in the course of the conflict of england. Pivotal moments in his occupation comprise the time, in August 1940, whilst his flight encountered round 100 enemy plane, together with Messerschmitt 110's; he led the flight in assault opposed to them, and shortly chanced on himself in a stalled place, out of which he spun, in basic terms to be faced via a Dornier 215, which he shot down, prior to later destroying a Messerschmitt 109. ratings of those type of dicy maneuvers and profitable victories punctuated a profession outlined by means of nice braveness, management and initiative within the face of fierce competition.

This new and interesting biography profiles a pilot who, in the past, hasn't been the topic of this type of thorough book-length research. the tale of his profession is extremely pleasing, that includes a couple of hair-raising episodes, and is bound to entice fanatics of aviation background in addition to the extra common reader searching out an action-packed biography delivering clean insights into some of the most pivotal conflicts of the 20 th century.

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Eight. forty killed-in-action, 25. five. forty-one killed-in-action, 17. eleven. forty killed-in-action, 22. eleven. forty killed-in-action, eight. 6. forty killed-in-action, 20. 12. forty three 126  typhoon Squadron Ace Pilot Officer Karol Pniak (Polish) Pilot Officer John Hedley Rothwell Pilot Officer Jack Rose Pilot Officer Rupert Frederick Smythe Pilot Officer Peter Douglas Thompson Pilot Officer John Lewis Ward Pilot Officer Sydney Anthony Hollingsworth Whitehouse Pilot Officer Boleslaw Andrzej Wlasnowolski (Poland) Sub-Lieutenant Geoffrey Gordon Robson Bulmer, FAA Flight Sergeant man Turner Flight Sergeant John Sidney White Sergeant Dennis Kenneth Ashton Sergeant Donald James Aslin Sergeant Edward Alan Bayley Sergeant Herbert Ernest Black Sergeant D. Flynn Sergeant Raymond John Mitchell Gent Sergeant William Burley Higgins Sergeant Oliver Vincent Houghton Sergeant Henry Nuttall Hoyle Sergeant Jones Sergeant G. L. Nowell Sergeant G. North Sergeant Leonard Hilary Borlase Pearce Sergeant Tony Garforth Pickering Sergeant J. Proctor Sergeant man Turner Sergeant R. Ware Sergeant John Sidney White VM fifth category 1. 2. forty-one, KW 1. four. forty-one, Bars KW 20. 12. forty three, 3rd Bar KW eight. three. forty six, DFC 1. 6. forty two DFC nine. 10. forty two, MBE, CMG DFC 30. 1. forty two killed-in-action, 20. three. forty two, No. 127 Squadron VM fifth category 1. 2. forty-one killed-in-action, 20. 7. forty killed-in-action, 26. eleven. forty killed, 10. 10. forty killed-in-action, 14. nine. forty without. 253 Squadron killed-in-action, 27. eight. forty killed-in-action, nine. four. forty-one without. forty six Squadron No. 32 Squadron conserving the higher Hand 127 Nos. seventy nine and 610 Squadrons operated out of Biggin Hill along Pete’s No. 32 Squadron. whereas a few of their sorties are mentioned in most cases physique of the textual content, their contribution to the conflict is increased upon the following: No. seventy nine Squadron – Biggin Hill – 25 August 1940 to eight September 1940: 28 August 30 August 31 August 1 September four September 6 September 7 September Flying Officer P. F. Mayhew – He fifty nine (shared) Pilot Officer T. C. Parker – He fifty nine (shared) Flight Lieutenant G. D. L. Haysom – Bf 109 possible Flying Officer P. F. Mayhew – He 111 Pilot Officer G. C. B. Peters – He 111 Flight Lieutenant G. D. L. Haysom – Bf 109 Flight Lieutenant G. D. L. Haysom – Do 17 broken Pilot Officer P. F. Mayhew – Do 17 Pilot Officer T. C. Parker – Bf 110s broken Pilot Officer G. C. B. Peters – Bf one hundred ten Squadron chief J. H. Heyworth – Ju 88 broken Pilot Officer H. ok. Laycock – Bf 109 broken Pilot Officer J. H. Heyworth – Ju 88 possible (shared) Pilot Officer G. C. B. Peters – Do 17 possible 30 August Pilot Officer J. E. Marshal (flying V6624) shot down whereas attacking an He 111. 31 August  Pilot Officer G. H. Nelson-Edwards (flying N2345) crashed following wrestle with a Bf 109. Pilot Officer W. H. Millington (flying P3050) used to be wounded, crashlanding on hearth following wrestle with a Bf 109. Pilot Officer E. J. Morris (flying P3877) was once wounded in strive against with a Do 17. Sergeant H. A. Bolton (flying V7200) crashed with conflict harm. Sergeant (754530) Henry Albert Bolton, RAFVR, son of Herbert Sainty Bolton and Margaret Bolton, of West Hartlepool.

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