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2nd Lt Gene P Neville 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF, KIA on the Morlaix disaster in his Mk IX Spitfire.

Connections

Units

  • No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 1 August 1941, No. 133 reformed at Coltishall as the third 'Eagle' Squadron manned by American personnel. Equipped with Hurricanes it became operational at the end of September. The next month the Squadron moved to Northern Ireland, returning to...

People

  • Gene Neville

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S, transferred to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in Action (KIA) 26 September 1942 in Spitfire 1X BS140. Lost on Brest Peninsula, crashed Guingamp, from flak damage. PH

Missions

  • VIII Fighter Command 133 SQ. RAF

    26 September 1942
    14 aircraft and pilots took off from Great Sampford for Bolthead, Devonshire, landing there at 1230 hours. At 1350 hours and after a very sketchy briefing, 12 aircraft of the Squadron took off together with 401 with orders to make rendezvous with a...

Locations

  • Biggin Hill

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Station with US lodger units. USAAF Spitfires and P-38s were attached to RAF No 11 Group stations in mid-1942 for training; also used for special operations by British and US forces.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2016 08:50:13 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
10 November 2015 17:30:17 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

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