The Argentinian pilots who risked their lives ...for Britain

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  1. Royzee617

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    The Argentinian pilots who risked their lives ...for Britain
    DAVID LJUNGGREN

    IN EARLY October 1942, Flight Lieutenant Donald McLarty was shot down over Libya on his 199th mission of the Second World War. Although he was flying for the Royal Air Force, his uniform was emblazoned with an unexpected word: Argentina.

    Many foreigners fought for the various Allied air forces, but, until now, historians have largely focused on pilots from Czechoslovakia, Poland, France and Norway - all of which were occupied by German forces.
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    Scotsman.com News - The Argentinian pilots who risked their lives ...for Britain
     
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    Cool. I know there was a Brazilian unit that flew P-47's for the US and had quite a distinguished record.
     
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    There was an article in The Aeroplane magazine November 2007 about Anglo-Argentinean volunteers in the RAF. Some photos and profiles at this site:

    Firmes Volamos - Alas de Trueno
     
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