Dan Steele

Photographic Colourist

P/O William ‘Willie’ McKnight

Canadian P/O William ‘Willie’ McKnight DFC & Bar, Duxford Officer’s Mess, September 1940. Douglas Bader’s wingman in No. 242 during the Battle of Britain, and an ace with 17 confirmed kills. Tragically lost over the Channel in his Hurricane on 12th January 1941. Memorialised at Runnymede, Surrey.

Colour by Dan Steele
Pilot Officer William ‘Willie’ McKnight of No. 242 Squadron outside the Officer’s Mess at Duxford, September 1940. © IWM CH 1339

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