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Forrest "Pat" Dowling of the 4th Fighter Group with his British wife Dinah, and son Michael, who was the first baby born to an American pilot and British mother in the Second World War.

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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...

  • 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...

People

  • Forrest Dowling

    Military | Pilot Officer | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, service pilot training in US, shipped overseas to ETO, operational training at OTU, assigned to 71S, transferred to ? Instructor, Taxiing accident in UC-43 43-10833 at Lake Charles AAF, Lake Charles, LA Cat 3 damage. 3rd AF.

  • Michael Dowling

    Civilian
    Michael was the first baby born to an American pilot and British mother in the Second World War. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2019 13:23:36 Emily Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations
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Image courtesy of Michael Dowling

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