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George Frederick “Buzz” Beurling (6 December 1921 – 20 May 1948), was the most successful Canadian fighter pilot of the Second World War.
Beurling was recognised as “Canada’s most famous hero of Second World War”, as “The Falcon of Malta” and the “Knight of Malta”, having shot down 27 Axis aircraft in just 14 days over the besieged Mediterranean island. Before the war ended his total climbed to either 31. Beurling’s wartime service was terminated prior to war’s end. In an attempt to continue combat flying in the postwar era, Beurling lost his life in a crash while delivering an aircraft to Israel.
He received the Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Flying Cross,
Distinguished Flying Medal & Bar.
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