The Brewster Buffalo

Although the maligned Brewster Buffalo’s performances did not place it at the front of the pack, it was nevertheless a robust and capable aircraft whose poor reputation is undeserved. The Finns proved the aircraft was a fighter to be respected, with 36 Finnish pilots becoming aces on the Buffalo.

These profiles were created for the book Squadrons ! No.33 – The Brewster Buffalo de Phil Listemann.

Buffalo Mk I Model 339E serial W8147 of No 243 Squadron Royal Air Force, flown by Sgt Geoffrey Fiskens (RNZAF), in Kallang, Singapore, summer 1941.


Buffalo Mk I Model 339E serial W8245 of No 67 Squadron RAF, flown by Sgt G. Williams, Mingaladon, Burma, December 1941.


Buffalo Mk I Model 339E serial W8138 flown by S/L Noel Sharp of No 488 Squadron (RNZAF), Singapore, late 1941.

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