Geoffrey Fisken (a New Zealander with No. 243 Squadron) had six victories in the Brewster, a Ki-27 "Nate" on 12 Jan 1942; three A6M Zeroes on 14 Jan, 21 Jan, and 1 Feb; and two G3M "Nell" bombers on 17 Jan while flying the Buffalo.
During his final engagement on 1 February he was shot up by two fighters as he was claiming a third shot down, and was wounded in the arm by a bullet and in the hip by a cannon shell fragment. Evacuated before the fall of the island, he returned to New Zealand. He was awarded a DFC and invalided out of the air force in 1943, whereupon he went back to farming