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1944 - Captain John D. McFarlane in P-51D Mustang VFL, Serial No. 44-13961, over the English Channel



  • 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...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...


  • John McFarlane

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Forced to bail out due to coolant leak over Denmark. Landed on Lolland Island near the village of Søllested. Hidden by the Danes until put on a boat for Sweden by the Danish Resistance. He arrived in Stockholm on 28...


  • 44-13961

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Merseburg. Became separated from section in bad weather while returning from mission. Last seen NW of the Ruhr Valley. Lt Edward A Quist. POW. 8-Nov-44. MACR 10447.


  • 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
31 March 2015 19:21:13 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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