A former British Royal Air Force Pilot Boris is haunted by the ghosts of his former wingmates. He is afraid to sleep with the lights off for in his sleep the ghosts of his dead comrades come to visit him in his dreams. In the OAV and the 2004 anime Boris is shot down and killed by antiaircraft fire. Boris and Shin are the only pilots in area 88 to fly the F8 Crusader. Boris appears in all three versions. Source: Wikipedia