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Ground crew members of No. 71 (Eagle) Squadron pose with Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb 'Miss NORTH DALLAS' of Victor J. France.
Photo taken 1942.

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Units

  • No. 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 19 September 1940, No. 71 was reformed at Church Fenton as the first 'Eagle' Squadron to be manned by American personnel. The Squadron received Hurricanes in November and became operational on defensive duties on 5 February 1941. No. 71 converted...

People

  • Victor France

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine
    Victor France was from Dallas, Texas, and he appropriately named his P-47 and later his ...

Aircraft

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2016 20:25:52 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

transferred from Eagle Group to 71 Sqn.

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2015 15:51:19 apollo11 Changes to caption
Sources

Personal research & 4th Fighter Group 'Debden Eagles' by Chris Bucholz.

Date Contributor Update
27 March 2015 14:05:13 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Personal research & 'The Debden Eagles' by Garry L. Fry.

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