The character of war heroes is different, but the bravest and most successful usually excel in character traits, which are quite difficult to live in peace. George Beurling, a Canadian fighter ace with more than 30 officially recognized victories, was one of these controversial war brawlers. However, he also had something extra in him - including extraordinary shooting talent, which became his obsession.
This most successful Canadian fighter of World War II was born on December 6, 1921 in Montreal. His father was Swedish and his mother English. He wanted to fly from a young age and tried to join the RCAF, but because he did not have a high school education he was not accepted. So he took private flying lessons and after the outbreak of the Winter War he wanted to join the Finnish Air Force, but did not get permission from his parents, which he needed because he was not yet an adult ...