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Carl Olaf Bodding

Military

Joined RAFVR, service pilot training in US, shipped overseas to ETO, operational training at OTU, assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF, abandoned Spitfire AD289 on fighter sweep nr Dunkerque 28-4-42 pilot P/O Carl G Bodding killed in action (KIA).

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

  • AD289

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire AD289 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. Delivered to No 33 MU 21-9-41, assigned to 121S 15-11-41, abandoned on sweep nr Dunkerque 28-4-42 pilot P/O Carl G Bodding killed, SOC.

Associated Place

  • 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....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kansas, USA 25 November 1914

Born - 25th Nov 1914

Joined RAFVR Canada 1940

Joined Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Service pilot training Tulsa, OK, USA 1940

Service pilot training in US.

Shipped overseas Merseyside, UK 1940

Shipped overseas to ETO.

Operational training Great Britain, United Kingdom 1941

Operational training at OTU. Conversion to Hurricane and Spitfires.

Assigned Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 1941

Assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF.

Died Dunkirk, France 28 April 1942

Abandoned Spitfire AD289 on fighter sweep nr Dunkerque 28-4-42 pilot P/O Carl G Bodding killed in action.

Buried Runnymede Air Forces Memorial, Cooper's Hill Ln, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey TW20 0LB, UK 1945

Runnymede Air Forces Memorial, Surrey, UK.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2015 12:13:32 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

Eagles of the RAF: The World War II Eagle Squadrons by Phillip D Caine.
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3510
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Bodding&GSfn=Carl&...

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2015 12:09:28 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Eagles of the RAF: The World War II Eagle Squadrons by Phillip D Caine.
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3510

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:09 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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