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Hawker Hurricane Mk II Z3427 AV-R assigned to 121 Eagle Sqn RAF pilot Carroll McColpin.



  • No 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    No 121 'Eagle' 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...


  • Carroll McColpin

    Military | Major General | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Major General Carroll McColpin was from Buffalo, New York. Born in 1914, he began flying at the age of 14. As a high school boy he built his own plane and taught himself to fly. He became aware that Britain was fighting to repel the Germans in their...


  • 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....

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...


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Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 09:21:23 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations

Date Contributor Update
28 January 2016 11:54:40 Al_Skiff Changes to markings, description and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2016 22:52:53 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations