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A 5 newsreel Video on YouTube by "Bomberguy": "RAF Eagle Squadron"
From 5 Movietone News newsreels: "American Squadron with the R.A.F.", "The Eagle Squadron", "American Eagles Go Into Action", "Second Eagle Squadron", and "R.A.F. 'Eagles' now fly for U.S.A."
In this package, you'll see John I Brown III's Squadron No 121 beginning at 4:22; see him on the left at 4:28 and 4:41 then recognize him with his dog at 5:31-34.

Connections

Units

  • No. 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 19 September 1940, No. 71 was reformed at Church Fenton as the first 'Eagle' Squadron to be manned by American personnel. The Squadron received Hurricanes in November and became operational on defensive duties on 5 February 1941. No. 71 converted...

  • No. 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 14 May 1941, No. 121 was reformed at Kirton-in-Lindsey as the second 'Eagle' Squadron to be manned by American volunteers. Equipped with Hurricanes, it began defensive patrols in October but in November it converted to Spitfires. It moved to North...

  • 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

  • John Brown

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, service pilot training in US, shipped overseas to ETO, operational training at OTU, assigned to 121S, transferred to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF, Tour expired ETD.

Locations

  • Kirton-in-Lindsey

    Military site : airfield
    Used as an RFC and RAF Home Defence landing ground during the First World War, Kirton-in-Lindsey was built during 1938-40 as an RAF fighter station. It had two grass runways, 10 hardstandings, three grouped C hangars and four over-blister hangars....

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2016 22:36:46 Eagle's Ace Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

CA Brown, daughter of John Innes Brown III
YouTube - "Bomberguy": "RAF Eagle Squadron"
Movietone News newsreels: "American Squadron with the R.A.F.", "The Eagle Squadron", "American Eagles Go Into Action", "Second Eagle Squadron", and "R.A.F. 'Eagles' now fly for U.S.A."

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