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British Indian Empire notable pilots in WW2



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All the lists present the following data:
Name and (when known) first name are presented with arbitrary choice for the spelling (russian, german, arab names...).
RANK of the pilot: see the rank page for the meaning of the abbreviations and the equivalence.
According to the pages, COUNTRY, NATION for the nationality or ethnic origin, AIR_SERVICE for the air arm, are provided.
The number of victories represents usually the total of kills (individual plus shared). The shared kills are indicated when known under the form [indiv+shared]. The official score is indicated when different from the total (American and British scores of ww2 for example).
Authors of the SOURCES column are given; report to the bibliography page to find the books, articles, web pages in alphabetical order. The OTHER_SOURCES column presents the divergent scores with sometimes the author of the source.
The DETAIL column shows occasionally the type of kill, balloons, V-1s, ground kills, unconfirmed kills...
The NOTE column exposes different commentaries and for lack of space, abbreviations are used: report to the abbreviation page for their meaning.




Updated: 14/01/2012

RANKFIRST NAMENAMECOUNTRYWW2VICTORIESOFFICIALSOURCESDETAILARMEUNITSDEATHNOTEOTHER SOURCES
WCdrAnthony Desmond JosephLOVELLCeylan22[16+6]18,5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF41Sq, 145Sq, 1435Flt, 322Wg19,83
WCdrRoy GilbertDUTTONCeylan19[13+6]15,49C. ShoresRAF111Sq,145Sq,19Sq,452Sq,141Sq,512Sq
WCdrJoseph FrederickFRASERCeylan10[9+1]9,25C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF112Sq
WCdrJohn ScatliffDEWARIndia9[7+2]8C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF87Sq, 213Sq12/09/1940Hurr I ace, BoF, BoB. KIA.10,33
WCdrDerek Pierre AumaleBOITEL-GILLIndia8C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF152Sq01/08/1941Spitfire I ace, BoB. KIFA.7.33
SLdrRobert HughHOLLANDCeylan6[5+1]5,33C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF92Sq, 91Sq, 607Sq, 615Sq13; 12,17
SLdrPeter JosephHEARNEIndia5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF65Sq, 19Sq
FLtCyril Lionel F.'Jimmy'TALALLACeylan5[3+2]3,83C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF118Sq, 122Sq RAF
FLtWilliam PercivalCAMBRIDGEIndia2C. ShoresRAF29Sq, 253SqHurricane, BoB.
FLtJames ChristopherMINTOPakistan2C. ShoresRAF611Sq, 145Sq, 65SqSpitfire, Channel, Italy, 43-44.
FLtMohinder SinghPUJJIIndia2P.SinghRAF & IAF258SqHurric, Spit, 1941. Best Indian score.3 (Jagan)
F/ODodla RangaREDDYIndia1P.Jagan, K.S.Nair(no recognition)IAF2Sq, 6Sq08/02/1944Hurricane, one Oscar, Burma. KIA.
FODevaiahSUBIAIndia1K.S.Nair-G.Philip(friendly kill maneuver)IAF8(IAF)SqSpitfire pilot, Arakan 1945.
FLtJagdish Chandra 'Bandy'VERMAIndia1P.V.S.JaganRAF6SqHurricane, Arakan, 1943-44.
FOSardar Shah MohammadZAHIDIndia1K.S.Nair-G.Philip(friendly kill maneuver)RAF & IAF261Sq, 8(IAF)Sq01/08/1945P-47, Spitfire, 1945.
Table: British Indian Empire notable pilots in WW2


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