PETER PROSSER HANKS

PETER PROSSER HANKS

Battle of France/Malta rare signature

Cover signed by Gp Capt Peter Prosser Hanks

  • Price: Serious offers invited until 31st March 2023

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Group Captain Peter Prosser Hanks DSO DFC AFC

(1917-1986)

Flight Commander 1 Squadron during the Battle of France
‘Prosser’ in Paul Richey’s book ‘Fighter Pilot’
Between 10-15 May 1940, he claimed 6 victories in 5 days

Instructor at 5 OTU during the Battle of Britain but still shot down a Ju88 on 25th July 1940

Joined Stanford Tuck’s 257 Squadron in December 1940 and is mentioned in ‘Fly For Your Life’:
‘Brothers was replaced as flight commander by a stumpy, fair-headed officer with
a swooping cavalry moustache – Peter Prosser Hanks. Prosser as he was invariably known,
had distinguished himself in the early days with the famous No 1 Squadron in France and
was one of the most brilliant pilots in the service’.

Commanding Officer 56 Squadron 1941

Wing Leader Duxford then Coltishall Wings in 1942

MALTA ~ Wing Leader Luqa 1942
~ Station Commander RAF Hal Far 1943

Ace with 13+ victories

 A very scarce Battle of France and Defence of Malta signature
as Prosser moved to South Africa and died there in 1986