Douglas bader

Douglas Bader was determined to prove he could still fly and rejoin the R.A.F. after losing his legs

Douglas Bader, a highly decorated Second World War flying ace despite losing both his legs in a flying accident in

RAF pilots-Squadron Leader Douglas Bader (1910 - 1982), commanding No. 242 (Canadian) Squadron, with Major Alexander ‘Sasha’ Hess (1898 - 1981), CO of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron, outside the Officers Mess building, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. October 1940.

RAF pilots-Squadron Leader Douglas Bader - commanding No. 242 (Canadian) Squadron, with Major Alexander ‘Sasha’ Hess - CO of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron, outside the Officers Mess building, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Douglas Bader.  This photo was taken at Goodwood, but Bader took off from Westhampnett on his last operational mission before his capture.

Hero: Sir Douglas Bader, pictured during the war, was a celebrated pilot but his tactics have been criticised in a new documentary

In this online exhibition the Museum examines the life and career of Douglas Bader who despite losing both his legs still continued his career in the Royal Air Force becoming the Squadron Leader of 242 Sqaudron during the Battle of Britain.

In this online exhibition the Museum examines the life and career of Douglas Bader who despite losing both his legs still continued his career in the Royal Air Force becoming the Squadron Leader of 242 Sqaudron during the Battle of Britain.

The death on this day 5th August, 1982 of Douglas Bader. .Bader lost both his legs while attempting some aerobatics, he crashed and lost both his legs, he was retired against his will on medical grounds. But after the outbreak of WW2 he returned to the RAF and was accepted as a pilot. The film Reach for the Sky was made about his life.

The death on this day August, 1962 of Douglas Bader.Bader lost both his…

Squadron Leader Douglas Bader (centre) and fellow pilots of No. 242 Squadron, Flight Lieutenant Eric Ball and Pilot Officer Willie McKnight, admire the nose art on Bader's Hawker Hurricane at Duxford, October 1940.

Squadron Leader Douglas Bader (centre) and fellow pilots of No. 242 Squadron, Flight Lieutenant Eric Ball and Pilot Officer Willie McKnight, admire the nose art on Bader's Hawker Hurricane at Duxford, October

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