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Kenneth LeRoy Holder

Military

Joined RAFVR, assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF, failed to return from patrol off Lincolnshire coast in Spitfire AA871. Killed in Action (KIA) 12-12-41. Body recovered from sea two weeks later.

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • 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.

Events

Event Location Date
Joined RAFVR 1940

Joined Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Assigned Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 1941 – 12 December 1941

Assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF

Died North Sea 12 December 1941

Failed to return from patrol off Lincolnshire coast in Spitfire AA871. Killed in Action (KIA).

Buried Cemetery Ln, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4, UK 1942

Old Ipswich Cemetery, Ipswich, Ipswich Borough, Suffolk, England.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 14:36:02 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

EAGLES of the RAF - The World War II Eagle Squadrons by Phillip D Caine.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=59421958
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3566

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2015 12:38:25 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

EAGLES of the RAF - The World War II Eagle Squadrons by Phillip D Caine.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=59421958
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3566

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2015 15:28:07 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename
Sources

EAGLES of the RAF - The World War II Eagle Squadrons by Phillip D Caine.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=59421958
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3566

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2015 15:19:51 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and media associations
Sources

EAGLES of the RAF - The World War II Eagle Squadrons by Phillip D Caine.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=59421958
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3566

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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