No. 133 Squadron was formed on 1 August 1941 at Coltishall and assigned the squadron code MD. George A. Brown, an Englishman, transferred from No. 71 to become squadron leader. On 16 August the squadron moved to Duxford where it was brought up to operational strength. September 1941 was spent at Colly Weston and Fowlmere training in Hurricane IIBs and flying convoy patrol in the North Sea. In early October the squadron was transferred to Eglinton, Ireland to complete training & fly convoy patrol duty over the North Atlantic.
His Spitfire MkVb was named "Buckeye-Don", His P-47D was " Donnie-Boy", and his Mustang P-51B was " Shangri-La".
Enlisted in the RCAF on Sept. 1940. To the American Volunteer's 133 "Eagle" Sq., RAF and had first victory and British DFC, flying the Spitfire V over Dieppe, Aug. 19, 1942. Transferred to the 4th FG when 133 "Eagle" Sq. became the 336th Ftr. Sq., USAAF in Sept. 1942. Scored two Spitfire kills, 4.33 kills in the P-47 Thunderbolt and 15.5 kills in the P-51B Mustang, half of all claims in March 1944. Returned to USA on April 28, 1944 and toured in a Mustang during a fund-raising drive. Later was assigned to Test Flight at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Left service in April 1946. Re-entered the fewly formed USAF in December 1947. Killed in an air accident on January 20, 1951.
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