RAF 121 (Eagle) Squadron emblem RAF
RAF 121 (Eagle) Squadron

Supermarine Spitfire photographs

Aircrew RAF 121Sqn at RAF Rochford in Essex Aug 1942 IWM D9513

Aircrew RAF 121Sqn at RAF Rochford in Essex Aug 1942 IWM D9514

Aircrew RAF 121Sqn at RAF Rochford in Essex Aug 1942 IWM D9517

Aircrew RAF 121Sqn at RAF Rochford in Essex Aug 1942 IWM D9518

Aircrew RAF 121Sqn at RAF Rochford in Essex Aug 1942 IWM D9519

Aircrew RAF 121Sqn at RAF Rochford in Essex Aug 1942 IWM D9520

Aircrew RAF 121Sqn at RAF Rochford in Essex Aug 1942 IWM D9521

Aircrew RAF 121Sqn KM Osbourne with Sqn Ldr WB Williams IWM D9522

Hawker Hurricane MkII RAF 121Sqn AVR Carroll McColpin Z3427 01

Spitfire MkII RAF 121Sqn P7926 Finn Thorsager flew at USAAF 4FG331FS 01

Spitfire MkVb RAF 121Sqn AD498 a presentation ac named South West Lancashire 1941 01

Spitfire MkVb RAF 121Sqn AVE AD511 POff Roy W Evans later USAAF 4FG North Weald Dec 1941 01

Spitfire MkVb RAF 121Sqn AVH W3711 Richard Fuller Patterson 1941 01

Spitfire MkVb RAF 121Sqn AVP RAF Rochford Sep 1942 01

Spitfire MkVb RAF 121Sqn AVR BM590 Capt Don Willis 01

Spitfire MkVb RAF 121Sqn AVR BM590 Capt Don Willis 02

Spitfire MkVb RAF 121Sqn AVR Olga BM590 Debden Essex 1941 0A

Spitfire MkVb RAF 121Sqn AVR Olga BM590 Debden Essex later USAAF 4FG Dec 1941 01

Spitfire MkVb RAF 121Sqn AVR Olga BM590 Debden Essex later USAAF 4FG Dec 1941 02

Spitfire MkVb RAF 121Sqn AVR Olga BM590 Debden Essex later USAAF 4FG Dec 1941 03

Spitfire MkVb RAF 121Sqn AVR Olg BM590 based at Debden Essex IWM CH7337

Spitfire MkVb RAF 121Sqn AVR Olg BM590 based at Debden Essex IWM CH7337a

Spitfire MkVb RAF 121Sqn AVV later USAAF 4FG335FS North Weald Dec 1941 01

Spitfire MkVb RAF 121Sqn AVX Lt Donald Ross EN918 later USAAF 4FG335FS 1942 01

Spitfire MkVb RAF 121Sqn Barry Mahon 01

Spitfire MkVb RAF 121Sqn George Carpenter 01

Spitfire MkVbs RAF 121Sqn landing at RAF Rochford in Essex Aug 1942 IWM D9509

Spitfire MkVbs RAF 121Sqn landing at RAF Rochford in Essex Aug 1942 IWM D9509a

Spitfire MkVb RAF 121Sqn AVR Olg BM590 based at Debden Essex IWM CH7337

Supermarine Spitfire Mark VB, BM590 'AV-R' "Olga", of No. 121 Squadron RAF based at Debden, Essex, in flight.

Imperial War Museum IWM CH 7337 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205208929

Aircrew RAF 121Sqn KM Osbourne with Sqn Ldr WB Williams IWM D9522

Flying Officer K M Osbourne shares his experience of a 'dog fight' with his Commanding Officer, Squadron Leader W B Williams DFC and other members of the Eagle Squadron, following a fighter sweep. Left to right, they are: Flight Sergeant Bill Kelly, Flight Sergeant Sanders, Pilot Officer Don A Young, Flying Officer K M Osbourne, Squadron Leader W B Williams DFC, Pilot Officer Cadman Padget, three unidentified personnel, Pilot Officer F R Boyles, Flight Lieutenant Seldon R Edner (just visible), Flight Lieutenant Jim Daly DFC, Pilot Officer Jim Happel, and Flying Officer Barry Mahon.

Imperial War Museum IWM D 9522 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205199503

Aircrew RAF 121Sqn at RAF Rochford in Essex Aug 1942 IWM D9521

American volunteer pilots of No.121 (Eagle) Squadron run to their aircraft at RAF Rochford in Essex, August 1942. Flying Officer Barry Mahon (left) and Flight Lieutenant Seldon R Edner run to their aircraft as they are given the order to scramble. Both men are from California. The original caption states that enemy aircraft had appeared at 25,000 feet, seven miles south of the station, hence the need for action.

Imperial War Museum IWM D 9521 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205199502

Aircrew RAF 121Sqn at RAF Rochford in Essex Aug 1942 IWM D9520

American volunteer pilots of No.121 (Eagle) Squadron run to their aircraft at RAF Rochford in Essex, August 1942. Flying Officer Barry Mahon (left) and Flight Lieutenant Seldon R Edner run to their aircraft as they are given the order to scramble. Both men are from California. The original caption states that enemy aircraft had appeared at 25,000 feet, seven miles south of the station, hence the need for action.

Imperial War Museum IWM D 9520 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205199501

Aircrew RAF 121Sqn at RAF Rochford in Essex Aug 1942 IWM D9519

Men of No 121 (Eagle) Squadron stand and wait for their call to action on the grass at Rochford airfield. Left to right they are: Flying Officer K M Osbourne, Squadron Leader W B Williams DFC (the Commanding Officer), an unidentified English officer of the ground staff, Pilot Officer Don A Young, Pilot Officer Frank R Boyles, an unidentified squadron member, Flight Lieutenant Seldon R Edner, Flight Sergeant Jim Sanders, an unidentified squadron member, Pilot Officer Jim Happel and another unidentified squadron member, possibly Flight Officer Hasey. In the foreground, Pilot Officer Cadman Padget plays with the squadron mascot, a dog named Roger.

Imperial War Museum IWM D 9519 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205199500

Aircrew RAF 121Sqn at RAF Rochford in Essex Aug 1942 IWM D9518

American volunteers, Flight Sergeant Bill Kelly (left) and Flying Officer Osbourne of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron, RAF, at rest in the Dispersal Hut at Rochford airfield in Essex during 1942.Flight Sergeant Bill Kelly (left) and Flying Officer Osbourne sleep between 'sweeps' in the Dispersal Hut at Rochford airfield. Underneath the bed on which they sleep is the station mascot, a dog called Roger. The original caption states that "Like so many of the fighter squadron mascots, Roger belonged to a pilot since reported missing, and has been adopted by the others".

Imperial War Museum IWM D 9518 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205199499

Aircrew RAF 121Sqn at RAF Rochford in Essex Aug 1942 IWM D9517

Flying Officer Osbourne plays a tune on his banjulele as entertainment for his Eagle Squadron colleagues on the terrace of the old English house in which they are billeted. Left to right, the 'audience' is: Pilot Officer Kearney (smoking a pipe), Pilot Officer Slater and Pilot Officer Padget (seated on the window sill).

Imperial War Museum IWM D 9517 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205199498

Aircrew RAF 121Sqn at RAF Rochford in Essex Aug 1942 IWM D9514

Flying Officer Osbourne plays a tune on his banjulele as entertainment for his Eagle Squadron colleagues on the terrace of the old English house in which they are billeted. Left to right, the 'audience' is: Pilot Officer Kearney (smoking a pipe), Pilot Officer Slater and Pilot Officer Padget (seated on the window sill).

Imperial War Museum IWM D 9514 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205199497

Aircrew RAF 121Sqn at RAF Rochford in Essex Aug 1942 IWM D9513

In the Dispersal Hut at Rochford airfield, the telephonist logs a call from the Control Tower, confirming that 12 Spitfires are successfully airborne. In the background, a 'spare' pilot reads a book.

Imperial War Museum IWM D 9513 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205199496

Spitfire MkVbs RAF 121Sqn landing at RAF Rochford in Essex Aug 1942 IWM D9509

Personnel of No 121 (Eagle) Squadron look on as three Spitfire Vbs come in to land after a fighter sweep over northern France. Some of the accommodation used by the Squadron is visible in the background, as are several civilian houses. Also visible are two Royal Air Force vehicles.Personnel of No.121 (Eagle) Squadron look on as three Spitfire Vbs come in to land at RAF Rochford in Essex, after a fighter sweep over northern France during August 1942.

Imperial War Museum IWM D 9509 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205199495

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    Magazine References: +

  • Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
  • Avions (French) - http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/rubrique10.html
  • FlyPast (English) - http://www.flypast.com/
  • Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) - http://vdmedien.com/flugzeug-publikations-gmbh-hersteller_verlag-vdm-heinz-nickel-33.html
  • Flugzeug Classic (German) - http://www.flugzeugclassic.de/
  • Klassiker (German) - http://shop.flugrevue.de/abo/klassiker-der-luftfahrt
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://boutique.editions-lariviere.fr/site/abonnement-le-fana-de-l-aviation-626-4-6.html
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://www.pdfmagazines.org/tags/Le+Fana+De+L+Aviation/
  • Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
  • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/

    Web References: +

  • History of RAF Organisation: http://www.rafweb.org
  • History of RAAF: http://www.airpages.ru/eng/ot/raaf_01.shtml
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/

 

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