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1st Lt. George I. Stanford of the 335th Fighter Squadron with his Crew Chief S/Sgt Joe M Keefhaver.



  • Joe Keefhaver

    Military | Staff Sergeant
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: AM, Bronze Star, WWII Victory, EAME(6 battle satrs), Good Conduct.

  • George Stanford

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. On bomber escort to Budapest, shot down in the Budapest area after squadron engaged by 20+ Bf109’s. Lt Stanford Jr POW. 2-Jul-44. MACR 6799. Awards: AM, DFC, POW, WWII Victory.


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
22 March 2015 19:38:34 Pyker Changes to caption, person associations and place associations

Corrected name of crew chief and made association.

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2015 15:07:02 apollo11 Created entry with caption and person associations

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