Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

12/9/2013

The real-life Biggles: Extraordinary bravery of flying ace who flew in BOTH world wars, shot down dozens of enemy planes and had his teeth pulled out after he was captured by the Japanese

An air ace who fought in the British forces for 35 years has been hailed as the real life Biggles after joining the service as a teenager and fighting out both world wars before being captured by the enemy in 1942.

Air Vice Marshall William Staton single-handedly downed 25 enemy aircraft at the end of World War I before going on to head his own squadron and inspire RAF strategies until 1945. for more click here

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