WWII pilot Eric "Winkle" Brown died on 02/21/2016 at 97 years old.

The pilot who flew 487 aircraft, died today, at the age of 97.
Eric “Winkle” Brown (due to his short stature), was the most condecorated man on the British Fleet Air Arm.
He had the record for having flown over 400 aircraft types, and for having made lots of carrier landings.

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Saw this this morning. Such an incredible man RIP

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The only moment in which we hear about them is when they die sadly.

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R.I.P such a great guy ;(

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There´s still a WWII pilot alive. Erich Rudorffer, 222 air victories, including 58 IL-2 “Sturmoviks”. He´s 98 years old.

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Why would you be interested in those?

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It was the first thing that came into my mind when I was thinking a nickname for the Yahoo! Answers page.

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