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Forrest P Dowling

Military

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.

Service

People

  • Michael Dowling

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

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Units served with

  • 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...

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....

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Oklahoma, USA 1917
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 1941

Assigned to 71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF.

Transferred Chennault International Airport, 3650 Sen J Bennett Johnston Ave, Lake Charles, LA 70615, USA 15 September 1942

Transferred to 60th or 61st Single Engine Flying Training Groups (Advanced) Lake Charles AAF, as Instructor.

Taxiing accident Chennault International Airport, 3650 Sen J Bennett Johnston Ave, Lake Charles, LA 70615, USA 20 April 1944

Taxiing accident in UC-43 43-10833 at Lake Charles AAF, Lake Charles, LA Cat 3 damage. 3rd AF.

Lived in Oklahoma, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 12:31:02 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

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http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Dowling%2C+Forres...

Date Contributor Update
14 October 2015 16:04:07 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
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