Edgar Dörre – Redux

Edgar Dörre

Edgar Dörre is the Luftwaffe pilot who shot down Mervyn Jack Mills, 19.

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Mervyn Jack Mills

Brian had done a lot of research about his uncle and he found who probably shot his uncle’s Spitfire.

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Mervyn Jack Mills’ body was never found.

Edgar Dörre died on September 8, 1943.

Edgar Dörre who shot down Mervyn Jack Mills

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Yesterday, Brian  wrote  me and sent these pages where this Luftwaffe  pilot’s  name is mentioned.

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The Flying Lesson – De Havilland Tiger Moth

Short film that says a lot

Defence of the Realm

A truly beautiful short film about a woman who wants to honour her pilot-grandfather by going up for a flight in the same De Havilland Tiger Moth trainer that he did. Aided by the distinctly old fashioned instructor known as Douglas she experiences the feeling of a true stick-and-rudder aircraft – the closest any of us will get to flying like a bird.

Well made, moving and featuring stunning in-flight footage of the Tiger Moth this is a must-see for fans of a true British aviation icon.

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