Today in aviation history – August 15, 1940

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Squadron Leader E. A. McNab becomes the first RCAF pilot to record a kill in the Battle of Britain.  McNab was Commanding Officer with the No 1 (RCAF) Squadron and shot down a further 6 aircraft during the war.  He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on the 22nd of October, 1940 before returning to Canada.  He was also awarded the Czech Military Cross.

He retired in 1957 and passed away on January 10, 1977.