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.
One of the crew climbing aboard a Boeing B17 Flying Fortress. The B17 was primarily employed by United States Army Air Force in daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of World War 2 against Germany’s industrial and military targets. The United States Eighth Air Force was based at many Airfields in Central and Southern England.