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RAF Bronze Bust of Spitfire Pilot Ace Douglas Bader


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A bronze bust of famous WW2 RAF Ace pilot Douglas Bader who fought in the battle of Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain, credited with 22 enemy kills and other distinguished and heroic actions.  This fine detailed bronze bust of RAF pilot ace Douglas Bader shows his calm yet focused facial expression while looking at the skies, wearing his leather flying jacket, cap and flying goggles, his radio and air mask hanging from his neck.  This bronze bust sculpture is mounted on a solid marble base with the RAF insignia and symbols on all sides.

Dimensions:

Height: 27 cm (10.62 inches)

Width: 15 cm (5.9 inches)

Weight: 4 Kg (8.8 lbs)

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Douglas Bader was shot down on 9th August 1941, some say by friendly fire, and can be seen in this photograph with German fighter ace Adolf Galland and other Luftwaffe officers. The second photograph depicts Bader and Galland as friends after the war. 

 

 

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