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World War II

NAME                              CONFIRMED  PROBABLE  DAMAGE    AIRFORCE  COMMENTS

Plagis, John Agorastos            17 [15+2]  4 [2+2]   7 [6+1]   RAF
Maguire, William Ivan Hartley     13         1         2         RAF
St. Quintin, Perry Robert          9         1         0         RAF
Buchanan, George Andrew Forsyth    7 [6+1]   3         5         RAF
Dicks-Sherwood, Eric Sidney        7 [5+2]   0         6 [5+1]   RAF
Hull, Ceasar Barrand               8 [4+4]   3 [2+1]   2         RAF
Williams, Ernest Leopold           5         1         2         RAF       +11 V-1, +4 OTG  *)
Deal, John Howard                  5 [2+3]   0         0         RAF


Trollip, Eldon W. C.               2 [1+1]   3 [2+1]   0         RAF
Holderness, John Browning          1 [0+1]   0         0         RAF


*) ... Deall, John Howard  (Navigator/Radar Operator)            RNZAF

John Agorastos Plagis
John Agorastos Plagis

Spitfire Mk.IX
Supermarine Spitfire LF.Mk.IXC, ML214 (5J-K), No. 126 Fighter Squadron "Persian Gulf", July 1944, Pilot S/Ldr John A. Plagis, DSO, DFC.


A list of the Rhodesian pilots that took part in The Battle Of Britain

Sources & Literature
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