Angus originated from Scotland and enlisted with the British Royal Air Force on the onset of World War II. Stationed with the No. 90 Bomber Squadron, No. 2 Group RAF, his unit is tasked with the raid of a heavy industrial complex outside of Rotterdam, Holland on September 2, 1941. During the raid, Angus manned the tail gun of the B-17 Bomber, "A for Andy." Shortly after entering Dutch air space, the squadron came under attack by the Luftwaffe, with the Germans sending dozens of BF109s and peppering the bombers with Flak. As the battle intensified, Angus, along with the rest of the bomber gunners and the Supermarine Spitfire escort "Bulldog" defended the squadron valiantly. Angus died when his position was perforated by enemy fighters. It can be assumed that Angus' body was never recovered after "A for Andy" was shot down near Rotterdam, Holland.