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Wg Cdr Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader was a Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter ace during the Second World War. He was credited with 20 aerial victories, four shared victories, six probables, one shared probable and 11 enemy aircraft damaged.
Bader, lost his legs in a pre-war flying accident and was invalided out of the Royal Air Force. When war broke out, he persuaded medical officers to let him rejoin, and was soon taking to the skies in Spitfire and Hurricane fighters as the RAF defended Britain from Germany’s Luftwaffe in the summer of 1940.
He was awarded the Knight Bachelor, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Distinguished Service Order & Bar, and the Distinguished Flying Cross & Bar.
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