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The Intelligence Officer at the headquarters of the second Eagle Squdron (121 Squadron), Sir Michael Duff-Assheton-Smith, takes notes as pilots describe their most recent sortie. They are, (L to R) Sq. Ldr. Powell; Pilot Officers W. James Daly, Hugh Kennard, Le Roy A. Skinner, Clarence Martin, and (standing on wing), R. Fuller Patterson.



  • 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...


  • William Daley

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    William Daley attempted to enlisted from Amarillo, Texas, in the Army Aviation Cadet programme but was rejected. He then went to the Clayton-Knight Committee, and having nearly 200 hours of flying time, was accepted for the RAF, where he graduated a a...

  • Clarence Martin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, assigned 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF. ...

  • Richard Patterson

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot
    Fuller Patterson grew up in Richmond, Virginia and decided to join up in Canada to "get into the war". He flew as a fighter pilot for the Royal Canadian Air Force from England as part of No. 121 Squadron. He went missing from a ground attack mission to...

  • Leroy Skinner

    Military | Pilot Officer | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, service pilot training in US, shipped overseas to ETO, operational training at OTU, assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF. Pilot Spitfire BL963 on return from escort and out of fuel, belly landed at Upper Farm Sutton Kent, Cat CB damage. 24-3...


Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 17:04:03 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and person associations

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2015 13:48:51 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations