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Monument: Eagle Squadrons

Erection date: 1985

Inscription

{On the front of the pillar, facing north, into the square, below a carved image with "E. S." and a spread eagle clutching arrows in its left claw and what might be an olive branch in the right :}
Eagle Squadrons
This memorial is to the memory of the 244 American and 16 British fighter pilots and other personnel who served in the three Royal Air Force Eagle Squadrons prior to the participation of the United States of America in the Second World War.

They served with valor.

Founded by Charles F. Sweeny, June 1940.

Erected through the generosity of the Hearst Corporation of America in the name of William Randolph Hearst, publisher.

{On the east face of the pillar, below a carved crest showing, at the centre, a spread eagle on a bed of stars ,"133" and motto, "let us to the battle" :}
Eagle Squadron pilots
{a list of 80 names, given in Subjects Commemorated}.

Administrative and Special Duties Officers:
{a list of 5 names, given in Subjects Commemorated}.

{On the south face of the pillar, below a carved crest showing a native American at the centre ,"121" and motto, "for liberty":}
Eagle Squadron pilots
{a list of 79 names, given in Subjects Commemorated}.

Administrative and Special Duties Officers:
{a list of 8 names, given in Subjects Commemorated}.

{On the west face of the pillar, below a carved crest with a spread eagle at the centre ,"71" and motto "First from the eyries":}
Eagle Squadron pilots
{a list of 102 names, given in Subjects Commemorated}.

Administrative and Special Duties Officers:
{a list of 14 names, given in Subjects Commemorated}.

{On all the lists many of the names are preceded by a Christian cross indicating those pilots who were killed while fighting, 77 American and 5 British.}

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Eagle Squadrons

Knowing that America would eventually enter the war, and inspired by stories ...

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J. Keith Alexander

Pilot Officer, 71 Eagle Squadron, American

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Richard Alexander

Flight Sergeant, 133 Eagle Squadron, American

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Luke Allen

Pilot Officer, 71 Eagle Squadron, American

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Thomas Allen

Flight Lieutenant, 121 Eagle Squadron, American, killed.

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Hearst Corporation

Company created by William Randolph Hearst's father and made extremely succes...

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William Randolph Hearst

Born San Francisco. A self-made, extremely wealthy newspaper man. The model ...

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