P-47C Thunderbolt QP-L 41-6187 of the 334th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, 8th AF.
Coded QP-L 'Quack!' with pilot Capt Robert L Priser. Passed on to pilot Capt Herbert J Blanchfield, Coded QP-E 'Uncle Den'. Crew Chief Robert J Kellett stayed with A/C throughout.
Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...
The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...
Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
Captain Herbert Blanchfield of the 334th fighter Squadron, claimed 4.333 strafing kills within days of receiving his P-51B Mustang in early April 1944. He was shot down in P-51D Mustang 42-106767, during a strafing attack on a flak tower at Reims...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief
Military | Major | Pilot
Major Mills 'Hank' was born in New York City on 18 October 1917. His various civilian accomplishments were playing varsity football while attending Dartmouth college and earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as graduating in 1939. He then went to...
Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 354th Fighter Group
Robert Priser joined the Royal Canadian Air Force before the entry of the United States into the war. After training at Glendale, California, he arrived in England in January 1942 where he followed additional training on Spitfires. Assigned to RAF N°71...
Military site : airfield
RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...
|Assigned||Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK||1943|
334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF. Assigned pilot Capt Robert L Priser Coded QP-L 'Quack!'.
|Re-Assigned||Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK||1943|
Passed on to pilot Capt Herbert J Blanchfield, 334th FS, 4th FG, Coded QP-E 'Uncle Den'.
|E/A Damaged||Rotterdam, Netherlands||28 July 1943|
Damaged Fw190 20 m Is Rotterdam, pilot Henry Lynde 'Hank' Mills 28-7-43
|Manufactured||Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA|
Built by Republic.
|Shipped Overseas||Merseyside, UK|
Shipped Overseas to ETO.
|08 September 2015 22:12:26||Al_Skiff||Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations|