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Charles Sewell Barrell

Military

Joined RAFVR, service pilot training, assigned to 133S, turning onto finals into Duxford collided with another Spitfire and crashed. Killed in Action KIA 27-9-41. P/O Walter Soares also killed. Hurricanes involved Z3335 and Z3828.

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  • Walter Soares

    Military | Pilot Officer | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, service pilot training in US, assigned to 133S Turning onto finals into Duxford collided with another Hurricane and crashed. Killed in Action KIA 27-9-41. P/O Charles Barrell also killed. Hurricanes involved Z3335 and Z3828.

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Units served with

  • No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 1 August 1941, No. 133 reformed at Coltishall as the third 'Eagle' Squadron manned by American personnel. Equipped with Hurricanes it became operational at the end of September. The next month the Squadron moved to Northern Ireland, returning to...

Aircraft

  • Z3335

    Hurricane
    Assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF, turning onto finals into Duxford collided with Hurricane Z3828 and crashed. P/O Charles S Barrell Killed in Action KIA. P/O Walter Soares also killed. 27-9-41.

  • Z3828

    Hurricane
    Assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF, turning onto finals into Duxford collided with Hurricane Z3335 and crashed. P/O Walter Soares Killed in Action KIA. P/O Charles S Barrell also killed. 27-9-41.

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.

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 1912

Son of Charles Sewell and Julia G Barrell, of Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA.

Joined RAFVR 1940

Joined Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Service pilot training Tulsa, OK, USA 1940

Service pilot training. Spartan College of Aeronautics.

Assigned Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 1941 – 27 September 1941

Assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF.

Died Duxford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB22, UK 27 September 1941

Turning onto finals into Duxford collided with another Spitfire and crashed. Killed in Action [KIA] 27-9-41. P/O Walter Soares also killed.

Buried 1945

Brookwood American Cemetery, Surrey, UK.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2015 18:20:05 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3502
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2761754/BARRELL,%20CHARLES%20...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Barrell&GSfn=Charl...

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2015 17:42:32 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3502
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2761754/BARRELL,%20CHARLES%20...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Barrell&GSfn=Charl...

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