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Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Alexander “Thorney” Thorne, 94th Fighter Squadron Foreign Exchange Officer, smiles for a photo at Joint Base Langley-Eustis June 15, 2021. Thorne led his replacement in the first two-ship ever flown by FEOs under the call-sign “Fiske” commemorating the historic occasion. William Meade Lindley “Billy” Fiske III was an American who served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain; he was essential to the war effort and
died in combat when his aircraft was shot down on August 17, 1940.
210615-F-NF995-005.JPG Photo By: (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ericha Fitzgerald)

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Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. - Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Alexander “Thorney” Thorne, 94th Fighter Squadron Foreign Exchange Officer, smiles for a photo at Joint Base Langley-Eustis June 15, 2021. Thorne led his replacement in the first two-ship ever flown by FEOs under the call-sign “Fiske” commemorating the historic occasion. William Meade Lindley “Billy” Fiske III was an American who served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain; he was essential to the war effort and died in combat when his aircraft was shot down on August 17, 1940.


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