British flying aceDied when: 90 years 270 days (1088 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
John Connell Freeborn, DFC & Bar (1 December 1919 – 28 August 2010) was a fighter pilot and flying ace in the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Second World War.
In 1939, he shot down another RAF fighter in a friendly-fire incident that marked the first death of an RAF fighter pilot in the war, as well as the first aircraft shotdown by a Supermarine Spitfire.
The following year, he flew more operational hours than any other RAF pilot during the Battle of Britain.