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P/O Leonard T Ryerson 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF later 2nd Lt 336th FS, 4th FG, 8AF USAAF.

Connections

Units

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

  • 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...

  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Leonard Ryerson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, shipped overseas, assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF, Transferred to 336FS 4FG 8AF USAAF. Killed in Action (KIA) 26 September 1942. Crashed near Morlaix, France, out of fuel in Spitfire Mk IX BS275.

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.

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2016 09:40:43 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
10 November 2015 20:03:14 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
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