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Fred Elbert Almos

Military

Joined RAFVR, Spitfire pilot 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF.
Delivered Spitfire [1 of 47] to Malta from USS Wasp 20th Apr 42.
Joined 126 Sqn RAF on Malta.

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...

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 29 November 1921

Born - 29 Nov 1921

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.

Assigned North Weald Bassett, Epping, Essex CM16, UK 1941

Assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF

Operational training Great Britain, United Kingdom 1941

Operational training at OTU. Conversion onto Hurricane and Spitfire.

Malta Defense Malta 1942

Flew in defense of Malta.

Flew Spitfire off A/C carrier Midway Algiers to Palma 20 April 1942

Delivered Spitfire [1 of 47] to Malta from USS Wasp 20th Apr 42.

Assigned Malta 21 April 1942

Assigned to 126 Sqn RAF on Malta.

Died Winter Garden, FL, USA 23 December 1997

Died - 23 Dec 1997

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2015 18:32:34 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, 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.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3496
https://www.fold3.com/page/75144358_fred_e%20almos/details/

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