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Donald Edward Lambert

Military

Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S, transferred to 336FS 4FG 8AF USAAF, transferred to 109th Obs Sqn, flight instructor until 1944.
As a pilot in 109OBS, his Spitfire W3505 was involved in a mid-air collision during a training flight 14 Feb 1943 with another squadron plane Spitfire W3797. Lambert bailed out and landed in a tree.

Service

People

  • William Arends

    Military | Pilot Officer | Pilot
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  • George Middleton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S, transferred to 336FS 4FG 8AF USAAF, shot down 26 September 1942 in Spitfire IX BS301 near Morlaix, France. Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

    67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    The four Squadrons of the 67th Recon Group (12th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron; 107th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron; 109th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron and 153rd Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron)...

  • 109th Reconnaissance Squadron
  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

  • 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

  • EN793

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire EN793 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • W3505 'Hendon Endeavour'

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire W3505 Mk Vb Const #1786, Built at Eastleigh. ...

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.

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • 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 Berkeley, CA, USA 23 April 1916

Born - 23 April 1916 Berkeley, CA

Joined RAFVR Canada 1940

Joined Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Assigned Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 1941 – 9 October 1942

Assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 9 October 1942 – 3 January 1943

Transferred to 336FS 4FG 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 3 January 1943 – 1944

Transferred to 109th Obs Sqn.

Mid air collision Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 14 February 1943

Mid air collision - his Spitfire W3505 was involved in a mid-air collision during a training flight 14 Feb 1943 with another squadron plane Spitfire W3797. Lambert bailed out and landed in a tree.

Died Redding, CA, USA 17 August 1993

Died - 17 August 1993 Redding , CA

Lived in Exeter, CA 93221, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 19:32:56 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Lambert&GSfn=Donal...
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_la...

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2015 09:49:30 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_la...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Lambert&GSfn=Donal...

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2015 12:01:22 Lucy May Changes to highest rank, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

Combined with information from a duplicate entry for Donald E Lambert. This record now includes information from the following sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th Air Forces Vol. 1 p.76 by Bishop and Hey

Also: http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_la...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/pilots.html

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