Monday, August 31, 2009

Bob Braham, DSO**, DFC**, AFC flew "Grumpy"

John Randall Daniel 'Bob' Braham DSO & Two Bars, DFC & Two Bars, AFC (6 April 1920 – 7 February 1974), was one of the most highly decorated airman of the RAF in World War II. He claimed 29 enemy aircraft destroyed, probably destroyed one more, and damaged 6. He was the top scoring RAF ace flying twin-engined fighters and was fifth among RAF fighter pilots in all theatres of war.

Extract from Wikipedia, Google Bob Braham for more.

Whilst serving in Canada post war he flew KL161. He also had Duxford connections, his father being vicar during the war and his mother is buried in the churchyard.

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