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Douglas Bader (1910–1982)

Douglas Robert Steuart Bader was born in London on February 21, 1910. A good student, Bader won a scholarship to St Edward's School in Oxford. Following a visit to the RAF College at Cranwell, Bader set his sights on becoming a pilot and won a place as a cadet at Cranwell. During his time at Cranwell, Bader developed a reputation as a pilot of ... See full bio »

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Spitfire! Himself - Group Captain
Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain Miscellaneous Crew
Focke Wulf 190
This Is Your Life


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 2013 Focke Wulf 190 (TV Movie)
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 1969 Battle of Britain (advisor: British military - uncredited)
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 1982 This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary)
- Douglas Bader (1982) ... Himself
 1981 Parkinson (TV Series)
- Episode #11.5 (1981) ... Himself
 1976 Spitfire! (TV Movie)
Himself - Group Captain
 1965 Late Night Line-Up (TV Series)
- Episode dated 17 September 1965 (1965) ... Himself
 1965 The Eamonn Andrews Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.20 (1965) ... Himself
 1957 Contact (TV Series)
Himself - Interviewee
- Episode #1.3 (1957) ... Himself - Interviewee
 1954 Panorama (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Interviewee
- Episode #1.9 (1954) ... Himself - Interviewee
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 2014 The Greatest Ever War Films (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (1976)
 2012 Air Aces (TV Series documentary)
- Douglas Bader (2012) ... Himself
 2002 Gladiators of World War II (TV Series documentary)
- RAF Fighter Command (2002) ... Himself (uncredited)
 1943 The Battle of Britain (Documentary)
Himself (after downing Me-109 and Dornier) (unconfirmed, uncredited)

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Other Works:

Book: "Fight for the Sky: The Story of the Spitfire and Hurricane". Pen & Sword Books Ltd., rev. ed. ISBN-10: 0850529921

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 8 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 22 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Group Captain Douglas Bader | Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader | Sir Douglas Bader

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15th September 1945. Group Captain Douglas Bader in a Supermarine Spitfire, led the 'Battle of Britain Day' Anniversary flypast over London flying from North Weald aerodrome. See more »

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