Adolph Gysbert Malan, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar (24 Mar 1910 – 17 Sep 1963), better known as 'Sailor' Malan, was a famed South African WW II RAF fighter pilot who led No. 74 Sqdn RAF during the height of the Battle of Britain. Malan was known for sending German bomber pilots home with dead crews as a warning to other Luftwaffe crews. Under his leadership No. 74 became one of the RAF's best units. Malan scored 27 kills, seven shared destroyed, three probably destroyed and 16 damaged.

Adolph Gysbert Malan, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar (24 Mar 1910 – 17 Sep 1963), better known as 'Sailor' Malan, was a famed South African WW II RAF fighter pilot who led No. 74 Sqdn RAF during the height of the Battle of Britain. Malan was known for sending German bomber pilots home with dead crews as a warning to other Luftwaffe crews. Under his leadership No. 74 became one of the RAF's best units. Malan scored 27 kills, seven shared destroyed, three probably destroyed and 16 damaged.

The place between hope and despair -- image created in one of my classes with Deborah Schroder at SWC. (by Laura L. Lansrud-Lopez)

The place between hope and despair -- image created in one of my classes with Deborah Schroder at SWC. (by Laura L. Lansrud-Lopez)

Photos from Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) POW Saint Helena St. Helena, Jackson Map,1903 Scanned from Jackson, E. L. St Helena: The Historic Island, Ward, Lock & Co, London, 1903.

Photos from Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) POW Saint Helena St. Helena, Jackson Map,1903 Scanned from Jackson, E. L. St Helena: The Historic Island, Ward, Lock & Co, London, 1903.

South Africa stamp 2012 - King Protea - designed by Lize-Marie Dreyer.

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