John Hart (RAF officer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

John Stewart Hart
Birth nameJohn Stewart Hart
Born(1916-09-11)11 September 1916
Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
Died18 June 2019(2019-06-18) (aged 102)
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Air Force
Years of service1938-1946
RankSquadron leader
UnitNo. 602 Squadron
No. 67 Squadron
Battles/warsSecond World War
AwardsDistinguished Flying Cross

Squadron Leader John Stewart Hart DFC (11 September 1916 – 18 June 2019) was a Canadian pilot in the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1938 to 1946. He flew Lysanders in the RAF Army Cooperation Command, Spitfires in the Battle of Britain, Hurricanes in Burma and Mustangs in Italy.[1][2]


Distinguished Flying Cross (London Gazette on 15 June 1945)[3]


  1. ^ "Squadron Leader John Hart, Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, one of the last of 'the Few', who shot down an enemy fighter over Kent – obituary", Daily Telegraph, 23 August 2019
  2. ^ "Squadron Leader John Hart obituary", The Times, 29 August 2019
  3. ^ Thorne, Stephan. "John Stewart Hart: "The Spitfire every time"". Legion Magazine. legionmagazine. Retrieved 29 August 2019.