Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

17/2/2012

RAF hero’s 8-day war: Pilot who had seven ‘kills’, was shot down and died in a blaze of glory, is finally honoured

He took to the skies above northern France as the Nazi Blitzkrieg was unleashed across Europe. It was May 10, 1940, and at the controls of his Hurricane aircraft, young Flying Officer Derek Allen’s brief but heroic war had begun. Eight days later, the 22-year-old Second World War fighter pilot was dead. for more click here

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