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133 Eagle Squadron pilots during Operation Jubilee. 19 August 1942. Left to right: Chesley Robertson, Bill Arends, Charles Cook, Edwin "Jessie" Taylor, and Don Blakeslee.
Note: Blakeslee's name is written on the left side of his life jacket.



  • 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. ...

  • Donald Blakeslee

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot, Commanding Officer
    Don Blakeslee was born on 11 September 1917 in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. As a boy, he became captivated with planes while watching the Cleveland National Air Races held only 30 miles away from his home at 529 7th St, Fairport Harbor, Ohio. In 1938,...

  • Charles Cook

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, Spartan Aeronautical College, assigned to 133S, transfer to 336th FS, 4th FG 8AF USAAF, shot down 26 September 1942 in Spitfire IX BR640. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Chesley Robertson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Joined RCAF, assigned to 133S, transferred to 336FS 4FG 8AF USAAF, transferred to 8th AFSC, 2nd Air Base Depot. Discharged from the USAAF in 1946 Post War: Captain, Ethiopian Airlines/Saudi Arabian Airlines/Trans World Airlines

  • Edwin Taylor

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, operational training at OTU, assigned to 121S, transferred to 133S. ...


  • 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
01 November 2017 16:08:13 WD-C Mustang Changes to caption

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2015 13:32:11 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

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