The British Royal Air Force [RAF] combat fighter pilot during the Second World War [WW2] was: "the most capable - - the most aggressive!" - - Gunther Rall.
Rall, of course, the esteemed German Luftwaffe fighter pilot from WW2. Rall possessing a very distinguished combat record on all fronts, against all opposition.
Here is the RAF pilot during the Second World War that was among the "most capable - - the most aggressive!"
Marmaduke Pattle. Indeed. Pattle it can be very reasonably be suggested the BEST of the BEST!!
"Marmaduke Thomas St. John "Pat" Pattle DFC & Bar . . . was a South African-born World War II Flying ace for the Royal Air Force. He was an ace with a very high score, and is sometimes noted as being the highest scoring British and Commonwealth pilot of World War II. He has been unofficially credited with about 50 victories . . . Pattle did all his scoring in a period of nine months, against Axis opponents who outnumbered the RAF fighter contingent at all times"
Even more remarkable Pattle flying during his various aerial combats an antiquated warplane, the Gloster Gladiator.
Pattle after making such a significant contribution to the war effort losing his life - - shot down and killed in aerial combat.
I am impressed. Not the plane! The man behind the controls of the plane!coolbert.