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17.08.1940. No. 601 Squadron Hurricane I P3358 P/O Fiske. Location: Tangmere Airfield, West Sussex, England.
Mission: Patrol.

Date:Saturday 17
th August 1940

Unit: No. 601 Squadron.

Type: Hurricane I

Serial: P3358

Base: Tangmere

Location: Tangmere

Pilot: P/O William Mead Lindsley Fiske 79092 R.A.F.V.R. Killed.

Reason for loss:


Took-off on patrol landed on fire at Tangmere. Written off due to battle damage following combat with Ju87 Stuka over Bognor, 1300; William sadly suffered server burns and died later that day.

Billy joined the RCAF and later transferred to the RAF. He was sadly to become the first United States Citizen to be killed in the second world war conflict.

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P/O William "Billy" Mead Lindsley Fiske was a brilliant young American Tobogganist who in 1938 had many out standing successes, seen here at the top first left at the controls, bottom left illustration for Churchman's Cigarette card and right RAF portrait.

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Billy's grave at Boxgrove Churchyard and memorial window.

Burial details:

Boxgrove (SS.Mary and Blaise) Churchyard Sec F. Grave 2.

Page constructed by Alexander King. Credits. C.W.G.C., Fighter Command losses Norman Franks, Find a Grave.

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