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George Hancock Middleton Jr


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

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

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter 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

    '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...


  • BS301

    Supermarine Spitfire BS301 Mk IX, Built at Chattis Hill. ...


  • VIII Fighter Command 133 SQ. RAF

    26 September 1942
    14 aircraft and pilots took off from Great Sampford for Bolthead, Devonshire, landing there at 1230 hours. At 1350 hours and after a very sketchy briefing, 12 aircraft of the Squadron took off together with 401 with orders to make rendezvous with a...

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...


Event Location Date
Born Iowa, USA 12 November 1916

Iowa, USA

Joined RAFVR Canada 1940

Joined Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Assigned Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 1941 – 14 September 1942

Assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 14 September 1942 – 26 September 1942

Transferred to 336FS 4FG 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 26 September 1942 – 4 July 1945

Held at Stalag Luft 3, Sagan-Silesia (now Poland) and later moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser. Officially Returned to Military Control (RMC) 4-Jul-45.

Died San Luis Obispo County, CA, USA 14 August 1986

San Luis Obispo County
California, USA

Buried Cayucos Morro Bay Cemetery, Cayucos, CA 93430, USA September 1986

Cayucos-Morro Bay District Cemetery, Cayucos
San Luis Obispo County
California, USA.


Date Contributor Update
26 February 2016 13:04:03 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations

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06 November 2015 10:26:48 Al_Skiff Changes to events

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06 November 2015 10:20:36 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

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16 November 2014 19:06:52 Lee8thbuff Changes to events

Lee Cunningham 16-Nov-2014 Added POW RMC date.

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16 November 2014 19:03:53 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography and awards

Lee Cunningham 16-Nov-2014. Decoration and edit to biography.

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28 October 2014 17:20:18 Lee8thbuff Changes to events and mission associations

Lee Cunningham 28-Oct-2011. Connection to mission within web-site data.

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2014 19:31:33 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number, biography and events

Lee Cunningham 22-Oct-2014. National Archives Records Administration (NARA) POW database.

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27 September 2014 18:10:57 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor