Brian Lane

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Birthday
18, 1917
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 13, 1942 (25)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
18, 1917
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 13, 1942 (25)

About

Famous for his memoir Spitfire!, which details his Royal Air Force service during the Battle of Britain, Lane was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his wartime bravery.

Before Fame

After working for a time at an English factory, he joined the Royal Air Force in the mid-1930s.

Trivia

He published his memoir under the pen name of B.J. Ellan.

Family Life

He grew up in Pinner, England, as the child of Henry and Bessie Lane. In the early 1940s, he married female race car driver Eileen Ellison.

Associated With

He and Alex Henshaw were both World War II-era Spitfire pilots.