To begin, let us say, “Thank you!” 2020 was quite a year to kick off the Billy Fiske Foundation.
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Air Commodore James Linter, Air Attaché at the British Embassy in Washington, DC and Honorary Group Captain Kevin Billings, President of the Billy Fiske Foundation present a limited edition lithograph of Philip West’s painting ‘Comrades in Arms’ to US Air Force Chief of Staff, General CQ Brown on 17 August, the 80th Anniversary of the day Billy Fiske died. The painting depicts Pilot Officer Billy Fiske and 601 Squadron Officer Commanding, Squadron Leader Max Aitken flying a patrol near RAF Tangmere 13 July 1940.
I’ve read speculation before that Billy Fiske was nothing more than another bored wealthy American adventurer, searching for thrill in whatever means could be found. This has been an accusation put forward to all of the nine Americans that would leave the USA to fight in what became known as the Battle of Britain. I certainly can’t speak for the motives of each man, but the facts present the opposite for Billy.