A stained glass window in Boxgrove Priory, Near Chichester West Sussex. Remember Before God. Pilot Officer R A F William Meade Lindsley Fiske 111. 1911-1940 An American Citizen Killed while flying in combat in the Battle Of Britain. Billy was born 4 June 1911 Brooklyn New York, the son of a wealthy banking family. Joined the R A F in 1939 and was station at Tangmere 601 Squadron on the South Coast. Pilot Officer William Meade Lindsley Fiske 111 was the first American serviceman to die in World War 11.