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Douglas Everett Booth

Military

Joined RAFVR via knight committee, service pilot training in US, Dallas Aviation school,
shipped overseas to ETO, operational training at OTU, assigned to 121S,
USS Wasp spits to Malta - April 20, 1942 - Operation Calendar, Joined 126 Sqn RAF Defense of Malta, transfer 336th FS, 4th FG, 8AF USAAF, Transfer 334th FS, 4th FG, 8AF USAAF 25-5-43, Promoted 1st Lt 28-1-43, ETD 12-9-43.
Post war - Had a career in Accounting, Finance Director, City of Sault-Sainte Marie, Michigan.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...

  • 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. 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

  • 41-6587

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47C-5-RE 41-6587 was assigned to the 4FG/334FS at Debden UK. On 3-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by 1LT Ivan R. Moon, took off from Halesworth as a more forward location and was despatched with other fighters from 4FG to provide escort to B-17s...

  • AD451

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire AD451 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.

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, NY, USA 1 June 1919

Born - 1 June 1919 New York, NY.

Lived in New York, NY, USA 1940
Joined RAFVR Canada 1940

Joined Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve via knight committee.

Service pilot training Dallas, TX, USA 1940

Service pilot training in US, Dallas Aviation school.

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 Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 1941

Assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF.

Volunteered for Malta Midway Palma to Algiers 20 April 1942

Volunteered to go to Malta.
Flew Spitfire from USS Wasp to Malta - April 20, 1942 - Operation Calendar.

Joined 126 Sqn RAF Malta 21 April 1942 – 28 September 1942

Joined 126 Sqn RAF in the defense of Malta.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 29 September 1942

Transferred to 336th FS, 4th FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promoted Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 28 January 1943

Promoted 1st Lt 28-1-43.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 25 May 1943

Transferred to 334th FS, 4th FG, 8AF USAAF 25-5-43.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 12 September 1943

ETD 12-9-43

Post War Career Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA 1945

Had a career in Accounting, Finance Director, City of Sault-Sainte Marie, Michigan.

Died Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA 28 July 1989

Died - 28 July 1989 Sault Saint Marie, MI, USA.

Buried Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur, NY 13642, USA 28 July 1989

Riverside Cemetery
Sault Sainte Marie
Chippewa County
Michigan, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 10:42:21 Al_Skiff Changes to 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=3513
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/334_bo...
http://rafovermalta.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/on-july-21-1942-hms-eagle-del...

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2015 14:10:46 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

EAGLES of the RAF - The World War II Eagle Squadrons by Phillip D Caine.
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3513
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/334_bo...
http://rafovermalta.blogspot.fr/2013/01/on-july-21-1942-hms-eagle-delive...

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2015 13:52:01 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft 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=3513
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/334_bo...
http://rafovermalta.blogspot.fr/2013/01/on-july-21-1942-hms-eagle-delive...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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