List of aviators by nickname

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This is a list of aviators by nickname.

A[edit]

B[edit]

C[edit]

D[edit]

E[edit]

  • "Elmer" – Lionel Gaunce, Battle of Britain Pilot

F[edit]

  • "Foo" – Flt Lt Kinnell, RAF helicopter pilot

G[edit]

  • "Gilly" – John Gilders, Battle of Britain Pilot

H[edit]

  • "Hamish" – Claud Hamilton, Battle of Britain Pilot
  • "Hawkeye" – Kenneth Lee, Battle of Britain Pilot
  • "Haybag" – Douglas Haywood, Battle of Britain Pilot
  • "Henry" – Roy Ford, Battle of Britain Pilot

I[edit]

  • "Igo" – Ignaz Etrich, Austrian aviator and aircraft builder

J[edit]

K[edit]

  • "Killy" – John Kilmartin, Battle of Britain Pilot

L[edit]

  • "Lofty" – Russel Hamer, Battle of Britain Pilot

M[edit]

  • "Mindy" – Minden Blake, Battle of Britain Pilot
  • "Mitzi" – Edward Darling, Battle of Britain Pilot
  • "Moose" – Robert Fumerton, Battle of Britain Pilot

N[edit]

O[edit]

  • "Obi Two" – Colin McGregor, RAF Tornado Pilot, also brother of actor Ewan McGregor who played the character Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars franchise.[16]
  • "One Armed Mac" – James MacLachlan, a British World War 2 ace who flew with a prosthetic arm
  • "OV" – Owen Burns, Battle of Britain Pilot

P[edit]

Q[edit]

  • "QTP2T" – Abignayle Wood, RAAF F/A-18A/B Hornet Pilot

R[edit]

  • "Randy" – George Goodman, Battle of Britain Pilot
  • "Ratsy" – George Preddy, top P-51 Mustang ace with 26.83 aerial victories
  • "Red" – Eugene Tobin, American who flew with the RAF during the Battle of Britain
  • "Robin" – Hilary Hood, Battle of Britain Pilot

S[edit]

T[edit]

U[edit]

V[edit]

W[edit]

X[edit]

Y[edit]

Z[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Long, Patrick (2009), "Irwin, Herbert Carmichael", in McGuire, James; Quinn, James, Dictionary of Irish Biography 4, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 921–922 
  2. ^ a b c Erich Hartmann
  3. ^ Saward, Dudley (1984). "Bomber" Harris : the story of Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Sir Arthur Harris, Bt, GCB, OBE, AFC, LLD, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Bomber Command, 1942-1945. London: Buchan & Enright. OCLC 11082290. 
  4. ^ a b Johnson, Johnny E. (1964). Full Circle: The Story of Air Fighting. London: Chatto and Windus. OCLC 2486377. 
  5. ^ Wellum, Geoffrey (2002). First Light. New York: Viking Books. ISBN 0-670-91248-4. 
  6. ^ Gunston, Bill. "Short's Experimental Sherpa." Aeroplane Monthly, Vol. 5, no. 10, October 1977, 512.
  7. ^ Alfred Schreiber
  8. ^ Hastings, Max (1979). Bomber Command. New York: Dial Press/James Wade. OCLC 5170758. 
  9. ^ The Most Dangerous Enemy, p.362.
  10. ^ Molesworth, Carl (2003). P-40 Warhawk Aces of the Pacific. Oxford: Osprey. pp. 50–54. ISBN 978-1-84176-536-5. OCLC 51992611. 
  11. ^ Allen, Hubert Raymond "Dizzy" (1974). Who Won the Battle of Britain?. London: Barker. ISBN 978-0-213-16489-8. OCLC 1092232. 
  12. ^ Kershaw, Alex (2008). The Few: July-October 1940. Penguin. p. 151. ISBN 0-14-101850-X. 
  13. ^ Douglas Bader
  14. ^ Caidin, Martin. Thunderbirds.
  15. ^ Wikipedia, John Thach
  16. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00txy2q
  17. ^ Boyington, Gregory (1958). Baa baa, black sheep. New York: Putnam. OCLC 2124961. 
  18. ^ Wikipedia, Marc Mitscher
  19. ^ a b Deighton, Len (1977). Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain. London: Cape. ISBN 978-0-224-01422-9. OCLC 3388095. 
  20. ^ http://www.bbm.org.uk/Keough.htm
  21. ^ Tuskegee Airmen
  22. ^ Eric "Winkle" Brown