ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.
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Head and shoulders 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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