No 133 'Eagle' Squadron

Squadron

Object Number - UPL 14216 - Pilots and Officers of No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron at Biggin Hill, June 1942. Standing L-R: Lt. Leonard T. Ryerson, Lt. George H. Middleton, R....

'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 Lincolnshire at the end of the year. In April 1942 the Squadron took part in its first fighter sweep over France and moved to Biggin Hill early in May. Sweeps continued until 29 September 1942 when the Squadron was transferred to the USAAF as the 336th Fighter Squadron of the 4th Fighter Group.'
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Commanding Officers

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: British
  • Unit: No 71 'Eagle' Squadron No 133 'Eagle' Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39851
  • Highest Rank: Wing Commander
  • Role/Job: Pilot / flight commander

Connections

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Coltishall 1941-08-01

Based

Duxford

Based

Fowlmere

Based

Eglinton

Based

Kirton-in-Lindsey

Based

Biggin Hill

Based

Martlesham Heath

Based

Biggin Hill

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 4th Fighter Group 52nd Fighter Group 109th Observation Squadron 336th Fighter Squadron No 133 'Eagle' Squadron 2nd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-885165
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 336th Fighter Squadron No 133 'Eagle' Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 112280
  • Highest Rank: Pilot Officer
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: No 121 'Eagle' Squadron No 133 'Eagle' Squadron
  • Service Numbers: R/58580
  • Highest Rank: Flight Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 4th Fighter Group 336th Fighter Squadron No 133 'Eagle' Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-885181
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: VIII Fighter Command 4th Fighter Group 336th Fighter Squadron Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron (VIII Fighter Command) No 133 'Eagle' Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-885256
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: Spitfire
  • Nicknames: Doreen I
  • Unit: 4th Fighter Group 336th Fighter Squadron No 133 'Eagle' Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: Spitfire
  • Unit: No 133 'Eagle' Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: Spitfire
  • Unit: No 121 'Eagle' Squadron No 133 'Eagle' Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: Spitfire
  • Unit: 4th Fighter Group 336th Fighter Squadron No 133 'Eagle' Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: Spitfire
  • Unit: 4th Fighter Group 336th Fighter Squadron No 133 'Eagle' Squadron

Revisions

Date28 Feb 2016 15:02:54
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Addition of Sqn commander. Addition of bases.

Date23 Feb 2016 17:10:00
ContributorLucy May

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