FRE 2318

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Pilot Officer Kenneth Le Roy Holder of No. 121 Eagle Squadron, RAF sits on the shoulders of Pilot Officer Donald Wilson MacLeod in order to reach the Stars and Stripes , 27 November 1941. Passed for publication 27 Nov 1941. Printed caption on reverse: 'Not For Publication Before 00.30 Hrs Sat. Nov 29th. First Pictures Of Second Eagle Squadron. 27.11.42. These are the first pictures to be taken of the second of the three American Eagle Squadrons to be formed in this country as units of the RAF Fighter Command. Since it was formed some three months ago the squadron has flown many hours on important convoy protection patrol off the British coast. It has also taken part in many other offensive operations. The Squadron is equipped with cannon firing Spitfires, and is led by an Englishman, S/L R.P.R. Powell, DFC. The picture shows:- Pilot Officer Kenneth Leror Holder, of Buena Park, California, stands on the shoulders of P/O Donald Wilson MacLeod (Blackstone, Mass.) to adjust the American flag.' On reverse: Central Press Photo Agency, Air Adviser and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: No 121 'Eagle' Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Pilot Officer
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 52nd Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron No 121 'Eagle' Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-885156
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

Date: 2 Feb 2015 09:59:55
ContributorAAM
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection