This cryptic comment made last week got me searching  for more Maltese stories…

Doug Leggo was a very close friend of ‘Johnnie’ Plagis who was extremely upset and deeply saddened by the death of his close friend on 19 March 1942. He swore that he would shoot down 10 German aircraft to even the score, which he did.

The Maltese  Falcon

I had heard a little about Doug Leggo, but never about his close friend ‘Johnnie’.

I thought the time was right for a little searching on the Internet about  this pilot.

Plagis with his Spitfire

Little did I know that I would find Plagis’s name in the sad story of this young Spitfire pilot.