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Old 16-03-17, 12:33 PM
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Default Flight-Lieutenant J A Plagis,Rhodesian fighter pilot

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Portrait of Flight-Lieutenant J A Plagis, the top-scoring Rhodesian fighter pilot of the war with 16 confirmed victories. This photograph was taken on his return to the United Kingdom from Malta, where he shot down 11 enemy aircraft while flying with Nos. 249 and 185 Squadrons RAF. He returned to operations in 1943, commanding No. 64 Squadron RAF, to be followed by the command of No. 126 Squadron RAF in June 1944.

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Great photo, nice shot of the pilot wing in use.

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Hello Jo and all,
Beautiful photo. I did not know this Rhodesian "As" of the allied aviation.
Is it the "Distinguished Flying Cross" that he wears on his jacket?
Thanks for the answers.

Jean Paul

bonjour Jo et à tous,
Belle photo. Je ne connaissais pas cet Rhodésien "As" de l'aviation alliée.
C'est bien la "Distinguished Flying Cross" qu'il porte sur sa vareuse?
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The medal ribbon is for either the Distinguished Flying Cross and bar or the Air Force Cross and bar, depending on what colour the dark stripes were.
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The medal ribbon is for either the Distinguished Flying Cross and bar or the Air Force Cross and bar, depending on what colour the dark stripes were.

Quite a career....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Plagis
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