The grave of Richard Fuller Patterson, No 2 Eagle Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force.
Inscription: 'In Memory of Richard Fuller Patterson, Flying Officer Royal Canadian Air Force member 2nd Eagle Squadron, Born September 21, 1915, killed in action overseas, December 7 1941, "I pity those, who living, live in fear of death."'
2nd Eagle Sqn = 121[Eagle] Sqn RAF.
'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...
Military | Flight Officer | Pilot
Fuller Patterson grew up in Richmond, Virginia and decided to join up in Canada to "get into the war". He flew as a fighter pilot for the Royal Canadian Air Force from England as part of No. 121 Squadron. He went missing from a ground attack mission to...