List of all Fleet Air Arm 
Commanding Officers 1939-1945

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L
M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W

- X - Y - Z

 


 
 

Van der Tooren RNethN
Born 
Rank: Lt 
Honours and Awards 
Died 
Other information 
- first CO of 860 Royal Netherlands manned swordfish sqdn at Donibristle.
- Sqdn operated as part of the MAC-ship Wing with MV Acavus and MV Gadilla 

Commands:

860

June 1943

End of WW2

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 

DA Van Epps RNVR
Born: USA. Lived Williams Bay
Rank: Lt Cdr (A) 
Honours and Awards 
Died 
Other information 
- "washed out" of the U.S. Army Air Force in 1939
- Commissioned in RNVR on 6th May 1941.
- first FAA CO of 894 martlet sqdn at Norfolk 
- transfer back to the U.S. Army Air Force in 1943
- September 26, 1943, joined USAAF 4th Fighter Group  (8th USAAF)
- March 22, 1944, "D" Flight CO, USAAF 
- 9 April, 1944, P-51B Hit by flak at Tutrow A/D, German POW 

Commands:

894

Aug 1942

June 1943

Transferred back to the USAAF

 

 

 

 

See references: 
- Chalky White (email info 2001)
- Lt. David A. Van Epps of Williams Bay is the only American serving in the air    wing of Great Britain's Royal Navy. The Janesville Gazette.August 20, 1941.
- David Van Epps by 4th Fighter group website


 

BW Vigrass RNVR
Born 
Rank: Lt Cdr (A) 
Honours and Awards 
Died 
Other information 
- CO of the reformed 818 barracuda sqdn at Rattray 

Commands:

818

May 1945

Aug 1945

 disbanded

 

 

 

 

 


 

IF Voller RNVR
Born 
Rank: Lt Cdr (A) 
Honours and Awards 
Died 
Other information 
- first and only CO of 1852 corsair sqdn at Brunswick 

Commands:

1852

Feb 1945

Aug 1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

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