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Lane, Brian J E

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rank: Sq. Ldr & CO
status: kia
airforce: RAF
born: 1917-06-18 Harrogate United Kingdom

added by: Michael Lane
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Highly respected and effective Squadron Leader, Commanding Officer 19 Squadron Fowlemere & Duxford: Spitfire Ace Fighter Pilot with 6 Kills + 2 possible; Author “Spitfire! The Experiences of a Fighter Pilot” B.J. Ellan DFC (age 23), based on his Log Book/Diary entries, first published 1942.

His favourite Spitfire P9386 QV-K was Struck of Charge 9 Feb 1945. Brian's Log Books are lodged with the Imperial War Museum (IWM) London.

13th December 1942 (age 25); Spitfire Mk VC.3W-H AR612 of 167 Gold Coast Squadron shot down by Oberleutnant Walter Leonhardt FW190 of 6/JG 1 unit over N. Sea 16:34 h. 51.71.3.228889 20 m west of Schowen Island. Brian's body was never recovered from the North Sea.

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RAF 19 1939-09-09
RAF 167 1942-12-01

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P9386 QV-K
AR612 AR612 1942-12-01
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