Notable Sinhalese and Tamil fighter 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: 28/12/2022

F/LCyril Lionel F.'Jimmy'TALALLASinhalese5[3+2]3,83C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF118Sq, 122Sq RAFSpitfire & Mustang pilot, 1941-44.
Rohan Ekanayake EdwardAMARASEKARASinhalese0RAF158 Sq(gunner)Air gunner, 1943-45.
HECTOR L.ASERAPPASinhalese0RAFHurricane and Spitfire pilot.
Mervyn RexDE SILVASinhalese0504SqSpitfire pilot.
MichelDIAS BANDARANAIKESinhalese0RAFAir gunner, Coastal Command.
F/SSheltonFLAMER-CALDERASinhalese0RAF504Sq, 135Sq24/03/1944Spitfire, Hurricane pilot, 43-44.
Clarence HaroldJACOTINESinhalese0RAF504Sq27/08/1943Spitfire pilot, 1943. KIA.
F/SEmileJAYAWARDENASinhalese0RAF504SqSpitfire pilot.
S.A. NoelPIERISSinhalese0RAFSpitfire pilot.
WOHenry Conrad BenjaminTALALLASinhalese0RAF182 SqTyphoon pilot, France, 1944.
Table: Notable Sinhalese and Tamil fighter pilots in WW2

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