Able Seaman C.H.W. Naish

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Re: Able Seaman C.H.W. Naish

Post by Temujin » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:31 pm

You may already have all this info, but thought I would post it anyway George

The RAF recognises seven aircrew personnel who were from the United States as having taken part in the Battle of Britain. American citizens were prohibited from serving under the various U.S. Neutrality Acts; if an American citizen had defied strict neutrality laws, there was a risk of losing their citizenship and imprisonment. It is believed that another four Americans misled the British authorities about their origins, claiming to be Canadian or other nationalities.

William Meade Fiske was probably the most famous American pilot in the Battle of Britain, although he pretended to be a Canadian at the time. Fiske saw service with No. 601 Squadron RAF and claimed one—unconfirmed—kill. He crashed on 16 August 1940, and died the following day.[47]

Alexander Roman Zatonski, No. 79 Squadron RAF (KIA)
Andrew Beck Mamedoff, No. 609 Squadron RAF (KIA)
Arthur Gerald Donahue, No. 64 Squadron RAF (KIA)
Carl Raymond Davis, No. 601 Squadron RAF (KIA)
De Peyster Douw Brown, No. 401 Squadron RCAF
Eugene Quimby Tobin, No. 609 Squadron RAF (KIA)
John Kenneth Haviland, No. 152 Squadron RAF
Phillip Howard Leckrone, No. 616 Squadron RAF (KIA)
Vernon Charles Keough, No. 609 Squadron RAF (KIA)
William Meade Fiske, No. 601 Squadron RAF (KIA)

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Re: Able Seaman C.H.W. Naish

Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:33 pm

What I have on the Warriors listed above by Temujin,

Alexander Roman Zatonski, No. 79 Squadron RAF (KIA)
Transferred RAF No. 238 Sqdn, P/O A.R. Zatonski RAF (USA) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, KIA December 6, 1941 in H. Hurricane – P2718

Andrew Beck Mamedoff, No. 609 Squadron RAF (KIA)
Transferred RAF No. 133 Eagle Sqdn, Flt Lt A.B. Mamedoff RAFVR (USA) Thompson, Connecticut, October 8, 1941 KIA in H. Hurricane – Z3781

Arthur Gerald Donahue, No. 64 Squadron RAF (KIA)
Transferred RAF No. 71 Eagle Sqdn, F/L A.G. Donahue, RAFVR (USA) Dover, Minnesota, September 11, 1942, KIA in S. Spitfire – BL544

Carl Raymond Davis, No. 601 Squadron RAF (KIA)
P/O C.R. Davis DFC RAFVR (USA) American born abroad (South Africa), August 20, 1940, KIA in H. Hurricane – P3358, (Battle of Britain)

De Peyster Douw Brown, No. 401 Squadron RCAF
Transferred to USAAF May 25, 1942, F/O De Peyster Douw Brown DFC RCAF (USA) Santa Maria, California, Survived the war

Eugene Quimby Tobin, No. 609 Squadron RAF (KIA)
Transferred RAF No. 71 Eagle Sqdn, F/O E.Q. Tobin RAF (USA) Los Angeles, California, September 7, 1941 KIA in S. Spitfire – W3801

John Kenneth Haviland, No. 152 Squadron RAF
Transferred RAF No. 141 Sqdn, Flt Lt J.K. Havilland RAF (USA) Mount Kisco, New York, Survived the war

Phillip Howard Leckrone, No. 616 Squadron RAF (KIA)
Transferred RAF No. 71 Eagle Sqdn, P/O P.H. Leckrone RAFVR (USA) Salem, Illinois, January 5, 1941 KIA in H. Hurricane – V6636

Vernon Charles Keough, No. 609 Squadron RAF (KIA)
Transferred RAF No. 71 Eagle Sqdn, P/O V.C. Keough RAF (USA) Elizabeth, New Jersey, February 15, 1941 KIA in H. Hurricane – V7606

William Meade Fiske, No. 601 Squadron RAF (KIA)
P/O W.M.L. Fiske RAFVR (USA) Brooklyn, New York, September 6, 1940 KIA in H. Hurricane – P3363, (Battle of Britain)

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