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James Geiger Coxetter Jr

Military

Joined RAFVR, Polaris Flight Academy, assigned to 133S, replacement pilot Eglinton Oct-41
Killed in a flying action 27-Oct-41. Repatriated to the USA.

Service

Units served with

  • No 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    No 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    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...

Associated Place

  • Eglinton

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1940-41, Eighth Air Force lodger units moved in in 1942. The 52nd Fighter Group and 82nd Fighter Group used the airfield, before the Royal Navy moved in and occupied the base until 1959. Partly closed, it was still used by the...

  • Eagle Squadrons Memorial

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Jacksonville, FL, USA 29 October 1916

Son of James Geiger and Alene Hoggatt Buckman Coxetter.

Joined RAFVR Canada 1940

Joined Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Service pilot training Mojave Desert, California 92364, USA February 1941

Service pilot training Polaris Flight Academy.

Assigned Eglinton, Londonderry, Derry BT47, UK October 1941 – 27 October 1941

Assigned to 133S, replacement pilot.

Died Northern Ireland, UK 27 October 1941

Killed in a flying action 27-10-41.

Buried Duval County, FL, USA 1942

Evergreen Cemetery Jacksonville, Duval County
Florida, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 11:47:37 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and unit associations
Sources

EAGLES of the RAF - The World War II Eagle Squadrons by Phillip D Caine.
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3528

Date Contributor Update
09 November 2015 09:43:03 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

EAGLES of the RAF - The World War II Eagle Squadrons by Phillip D Caine.
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3528

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