Sailor Malan, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Sailor Malan

British flying ace

Date of Birth: 24-Mar-1910

Place of Birth: Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa

Date of Death: 17-Sep-1963

Profession: politician, flying ace, fighter pilot

Nationality: South Africa

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Sailor Malan

  • Adolph Gysbert Malan, , RNR (24 March 1910 – 17 September 1963), better known as Sailor Malan, was a South African World War 2 fighter pilot and flying ace in the Royal Air Force who led No.
  • 74 Squadron RAF during the Battle of Britain.He finished his fighter career in 1941 with 27 destroyed, 7 shared destroyed and 2 unconfirmed, 3 probables and 16 damaged.
  • At the time he was the RAF's leading ace, and one of the highest scoring pilots to have served wholly with Fighter Command during World War II.

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