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British fighter pilot David Crook in his Spitfire, RAF Northolt, World War II, July 1940.

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British fighter pilot David Crook in his Spitfire, RAF Northolt, World War II, July 1940. From the pilot's logbook, with a photograph of him in his plane the evening before flying a patrol over France. David Moore Crook (1914-1944) was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) for his actions in the Battle of Britain. He wrote an autobiographical account of his experiences in the battle, Spitfire Pilot, published in 1942. Crook was listed as missing in action after his Spitfire was seen to dive into the sea off Aberdeen while on a high level photographic flight on 18 December 1944.
       

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