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Chesley Hines Robertson

Military

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

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • VIII Air Force Service Command
  • Base Air Depot 2

    Base Air Depot 2

    Group
    During 1942 to 1945 Warton Aerodrome was Base Air Depot No. 2, Station 582 of the U.S. 8th Air Force. In the three years it was active it processed over 10,000 aircraft and saw over 45,000 aircraft movements. Every type of American aircraft used in the...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  • Warton

    Military site : airfield
    Built as a satellite airfield for Squires Gate, it was earmarked for US use even before America entered the Second World War. Its location made it ideal for use as a depot station, where incoming US aircraft could be processed and moved on to active...

  • Eagle Squadrons Memorial

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Albany, MS 38652, USA 7 February 1923

Born - 7 February 1923 New Albany, Mississippi.

Lived in Fort Worth, TX, USA 1940
Joined RCAF Canada 1940

Joined Royal Canadian Air Force.

Assigned Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 1941 – 9 October 1942

Assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 9 October 1942 – December 1942

Transferred to 336th FS 4th FG 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Warton, Preston, Lancashire PR4, UK December 1942 – 1945

Transferred to 8th AFSC, 2nd Air Base Depot.

Crashed Feltham, Greater London, UK 22 March 1943

Forced Landing Atton Rd, Feltham Cat 3 damage pilot Lt Chesley H Robertson, 22-3-43.

Miles Mstr III DL774 2010ATS 8AF

Discharged 1946

Discharged from the USAAF.

Died Marianna, FL, USA 17 December 1975

Died - 17 December 1975 Marianna, Florida.

Buried New Albany Cemetery, New Albany, MS 38652, USA 1976

New Albany Cemetery
New Albany, Union County
Mississippi, USA.

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