After hours of research through RAF archive videos, photos, articles, and accounts, I can say with about 90% certainty that Harry Styles’ 1940′s doppelgänger is RAF No. 73 Squadron Flying Officer Newell “Fanny” Orton!

Some facts about Orton:

  • Born in 1915 in Warwick. 
  • Killed in action on 09/17/1941.
  • Flew a Hawker Hurricane during the Battle of France.
  • Was awarded the DFC (Distinguished Flying Cross) Award twice, the second being for his achievements during the Battle of France. 

He might not look much like Harry when out of his flight gear, but if I were Harry I would feel pretty damn awesome to know people were comparing me to this badass hero.