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First Lady Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt with Colonel Edward Wharton Anderson (centre) - first Commanding Officer of the 4th Fighter Group, meet its pilots on 4 November 1942 at Debden.



  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    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...


  • Edward Anderson

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding General
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Commanding Officer, from 27 September 1942 to 20 August 1943. ...


  • Debden

    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...


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21 March 2015 14:49:03 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Personal research & 'The Debden Warbirds' by Frank Speer.