Above and Beyond: Don Laubman

Don Laubman was one of the highest-scoring Canadian fighter pilots during World War Two. Graham Pitchfork outlines his remarkable successes


Born in Alberta, Canada, Don Laubman enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1939 and trained as a pilot. After gaining his ‘wings’, he became an instructor for 18 months at an elementary flying training school in Canada. Anxious to see action, he joined the Hawker Hurricane-equipped 133 Squadron, mounting air defence operations off Canada’s west coast.

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