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Nicholas Demetrius Sintetos

Military

Pilot - Underwent pilot training Ashtabula, OH, USA, too young to join USAAF at 20yrs old, enlisted RCAF Jan 41, No 5 SFTS Course 39: September 25 - December 18, 1941, Brantford Ontario, joined RAF, assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF via OTU 11-6-42, transferred to 126 Sqn RAF for Malta defense, enlisted USAAF 13 Dec 1942, transferred to 64th FS, 57th FG, 9th AF.

Service

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 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

  • AB908

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire AB908 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • AD388

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire AD388 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • AD199

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire AD199 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • EN918

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire EN918 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • BL986

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire BL986 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • BM401

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire BM401 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. Delivered to No 8 MU 24-4-42, assigned to 121S 5-5-42, damaged by fighters and abandoned off Dieppe 19-8-42, SOC.

  • P8589 'Makassar'

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire P8589 Mk IIb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory ...

  • BL597

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire BL597 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. Delivered to No 38 MU 26-1-42, assigned to 121S 18-4-42, VASM 13-8-42 mods, assigned to 121S, damaged force-landed CB 17-9-42, AST 20-3-43, Cv Seafire Ib reserialled NX912.

  • AA880 'Manchester Smithfield Market'

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire AA880 Mk Vb Const #2231, Built at Eastleigh. ...

  • BM578

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire BM578 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

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
Born Ashtabula, OH 44004, USA 10 November 1920

Born Nov 10th 1920.

Lived in Ohio, USA 1940

Lived in Ohio, USA.

Enlisted Canada January 1941

Enlisted RCAF Jan 41.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 11 June 1941 – March 1942

Assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF via OTU 11-6-41

Service Flying Training Brantford, ON, Canada 25 September 1941 – 18 December 1941

No 5 SFTS Course 39: September 25 - December 18, 1941, Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

Transferred Luqa, Malta March 1942 – 13 December 1942

Transferred to 126 Sqn RAF for Malta defense.

Enlisted 13 December 1942

Enlisted USAAF 13-12-42.

Assigned Ajdabiya, Libya 15 December 1942

Assigned to 64th FS, 57th FG, 9th AF.

Died San Bernardino, CA, USA 4 November 1999

Died Nov 4th 1999. San Bernardino, CA.

Buried Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA 92518, USA 6 November 1999

Burial - Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside,
Riverside County,
California, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2016 19:42:56 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1184042
https://www.fold3.com/page/83347266_icholas_d%20sintetos/details/
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3632
http://www.57thfightergroup.org/personnel/64thofficers.html

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2016 10:40:59 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1184042
https://www.fold3.com/page/83347266_icholas_d%20sintetos/details/
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3632
http://www.57thfightergroup.org/personnel/64thofficers.html

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2015 14:22:38 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1184042
https://www.fold3.com/page/83347266_icholas_d%20sintetos/details/
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3632
http://www.57thfightergroup.org/personnel/64thofficers.html

Date Contributor Update
27 August 2015 13:20:13 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1184042
https://www.fold3.com/page/83347266_icholas_d%20sintetos/details/
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3632
http://www.57thfightergroup.org/personnel/64thofficers.html

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