Famous British Pilots

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Douglas Bader
(Royal Air Force Flying Ace During the Second World War)
Douglas Bader
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Birthdate: February 21, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: September 5, 1982

Sir Douglas Bader was a RAF pilot during World War II. Although he lost both his legs in an aerobatics accident in 1931, he recovered and rejoined the RAF. Following the war, he joined the oil industry. The film and book Reach for the Sky details his life.

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Amy Johnson
(Aviator)
Amy Johnson
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Birthdate: July 1, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: January 5, 1941
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Johnnie Johnson
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Birthdate: March 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, England
Died: January 30, 2001
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Hugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard
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Birthdate: February 3, 1873
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Taunton, England
Died: February 10, 1956
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Roberta Cowell
(Racing driver)
Roberta Cowell
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Birthdate: April 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Croydon, London
Died: October 11, 2011
Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford
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Birthdate: May 21, 1893
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hungerford, England
Died: April 22, 1971
Diana Barnato Walker
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Birthdate: January 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: April 28, 2008
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John Alcock
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Birthdate: November 5, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: December 19, 1919
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Alliott Verdon Roe
(Aircraft designer)
Alliott Verdon Roe
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Birthdate: April 26, 1877
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Patricroft, England
Died: January 4, 1958
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Scott McCready
(American football player)
Scott McCready
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Birthdate: February 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
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John Slessor
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Birthdate: June 3, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ranikhet, India
Died: July 12, 1979
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Anthony Hinds
(Screenwriter)
Anthony Hinds
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Birthdate: September 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Uxbridge, England
Died: September 30, 2013
Maurice Freehill
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Birthdate: January 21, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: February 3, 1939