A South African by birth, A. “Sailor” Malan became one of the great Royal Air Force fighter leaders during the Battle of Britain. In the summer of Malan commanded the legendary 74 Squadron, which helped stop the advance of Germany’s Luftwaffe.
On January Major James Howard, alone, flew his into thirty six German fighters that were attacking a formation of American bombers. For more than a hour, Howard defended the heavy bombers against the swarm of fighters, repeatedly atta