A lot of people get nicknames in the military, usually something derogatory.
But not these guys.
These 11 military leaders got awesome nicknames by doing awesome stuff.
Here’s what they are and how they got them:
1.) Group Capt. Sir Douglas “Tin Legs” Bader
(Photo: Royal Air Force photographer Devon S A)
Group Capt. Sir Douglas Bader was a Royal Air Force hero of the second World War known for his exploits in the air and frequent escape attempts as a prisoner of war in Nazi Germany. He did all of this despite the fact that he lost his legs in 1931 in an air show accident. He was drummed out of the service due to disability but returned when Britain entered World War II. He wore two prosthetic legs and earned his insensitive but inarguably awesome nickname.