Maughold cemetery - a lonely and quiet place - north east coast of the Isle of Man and
overlooked by North Barrule and Snaefell.
This poignant reminder of lives lost in WW2
The American fighter pilots of the Royal Air Force 133 Eagle Squadron
who lost their lives here on the Isle of Man
8th october 1941
Flight Lieutenant Andrew Mamedoff
Age 29, Thompson,Connecticut
Pilot officer Hugh McCall
Age 24, SO. Pasadena,California
Pilot Officer Roy STout
Age 25,Ash Grove, Missouri
Pilot Officer William J White
These notes were kindly provided by buckeyeuk on this forum thread
They were transitting from Fowlmere to N. Ireland. Mamedoff flew Spitfires with 609 Sqn. in the BoB and was lucky
to survive being shot down by Hans-Karl Mayer ( JG53) on 24th Aug. 1940..........
" A shell entered the tail of the aircraft, went straight up the fuselage, through the wireless set, just
pierced the rear armour plating and presumably dented the pilot's uniform".
He is buried in Brookwood Cemetery and was the last of the original "Eagles" ( Tobin, Keough, Mamedoff and Donahue)
and the first to marry a British girl.
Another 133 Sqn. pilot Chesley Robertson at Biggin Hill later produced the classic radio message on his first
mission over France......
"THEY'RE SHOOTING AT ME !"
The RAF had a laugh but fortunately he returned.
please note the references.
Robertson........."RAF Biggin Hill" ( Graham Wallace 1957).
Mamedoff shot down....diary of squadron rigger F/S Cloves , quoted in "American Eagles" by Tony Holmes
See also " The Eagle Squadrons Yanks in the RAF 1940--42" by Vern Haugland 1992
"American pilots in the RAF--the WWII Eagle squadrons" by P D Caine 1991.
Mamedoff's grave in Brookwood...........
Please note aged 29 not 20 as on your site ( born 12/8/12)
Quoted from the wyrdlight website
RAF Eagle Squadrons 71st 121st 133rd
Thousands volunteered, 244 Americans served
Eighteen lie here
you can see the wikipedia entry for Brookwood
133 Squadron RAF
was one of the famous Eagle squadrons
formed from American volunteers serving with the RAF
during World War II
and more here