Squadron Leader Brian Lane DFC
Person Male Born 18/6/1917 Died 13/12/1942
Royal Air Force fighter pilot. Born Harrogate, grew up in Pinner. From the picture source website: "Brian Lane flew with RAF 19 Sqn and achieved 7 kills during his career, having seen action over Dunkirk and in the Battle of Britain. On 13 December 1942, he was last seen giving chase to two FW 190s. He never returned from this mission and was listed as “Missing in Action”. Brian Lane has no known grave having most likely been shot down over the North Sea. Lane wrote and published Spitfire!, one of only a few contemporaneous autobiographical accounts of the life of a Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot. The book has been republished and is well worth a read."
DFC = Distinguised Flying Cross.