Douglas Bader

1910 - 1982

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Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader, (; 21 February 1910 – 5 September 1982) was a Royal Air Force flying ace during the Second World War. He was credited with 22 aerial victories, four shared victories, six probables, one shared probable and 11 enemy aircraft damaged.Bader joined the RAF in 1928, and was commissioned in 1930. In December 1931, while attempting some aerobatics, he crashed and lost both his legs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Douglas Bader has received more than 1,873,116 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Douglas Bader is the 1,164th most popular military personnel (down from 1,014th in 2019), the 2,375th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,214th in 2019) and the 53rd most popular British Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Douglas Bader ranks 1,164 out of 1,466Before him are Vicente Rojo Lluch, Jānis Balodis, Paul Kray, Mikhail Kovalyov, Orde Wingate, and Gaius Cassius Longinus. After him are Sun Chuanfang, Valery Gerasimov, Leo of Tripoli, Miguel Ricardo de Álava, Doris Miller, and Carl Spaatz.

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Among people born in 1910, Douglas Bader ranks 163Before him are Jean Martinon, Karl Kling, Cyril Cusack, Olga Bergholz, Paul Sweezy, and Marc Lawrence. After him are Erkki Aaltonen, Heinrich Sutermeister, Vivien Thomas, Donald Watson, Kim Il, and Elmar Klos. Among people deceased in 1982, Douglas Bader ranks 122Before him are Igor Gouzenko, Harald Ertl, Christian Ferras, Warren Oates, Maria Jeritza, and Johan Wilhelm Rangell. After him are Abba P. Lerner, Karl Hein, Alberto Vargas, Hitoshi Sasaki, Lauri Virtanen, and Karol Borsuk.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Douglas Bader ranks 2,375 out of 6,924Before him are Maurice Evans (1901), Renée Vivien (1877), Kevin Ayers (1944), Ernest Bevin (1881), Harry Seeley (1839), and Matthew Locke (1621). After him are Barry Morse (1918), Mick Ronson (1946), William Elford Leach (1791), Wulfhere of Mercia (650), Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh (1864), and William Hunter (1718).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Douglas Bader ranks 53Before him are John Fastolf (1380), John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort (1886), George Rooke (1650), Ronald Speirs (1920), Trafford Leigh-Mallory (1892), and Edward Braddock (1695). After him are Bernard Freyberg, 1st Baron Freyberg (1889), Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth (1757), George Anson, 1st Baron Anson (1697), Henry Tandey (1891), Harry Patch (1898), and Horatio Gates (1727).