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P/O William A Arends 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF on the wing of Spitfire EP168.



  • 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...


  • William Arends

    Military | Pilot Officer | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S, crashed in Spitfire P8595 [written off] nr Epworth, Lincolnshire, after a collision in the air with P8438 [P/O Samuel Fisk Whedon successfully deployed his chute, but killed in landing]. 3-4-42. ...


  • EP168

    Supermarine Spitfire EP168 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. Delivered to No 9MU 27-5-42, assigned to 133S 13-6-42, shot down by Fw190 on sweep 20-6-42 P/O W A Arends killed.


  • 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.


Date Contributor Update
10 November 2015 14:18:12 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations