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1 January 1945 - The pilots of the 336th Fighter Squadron pose for the camera.
TOP ROW L-R: Maj. Fred W. Glover (CO), Capt. Leroy A Carpenter, Jr., Lt. Maurice W. Miller, Jr., F/O Donald P. Baugh, Lt. Robert O. Davis, Lt. William H. Ayer, Lt. Richard E. Moore, Lt. Douglas N. Groshong, Lt. John W. Izant, Lt. James F. Hileman, Lt. Van E. Chandler, Lt. Harry N. Hagan, Capt. Joseph H. Joiner and Lt. Donald J. Pierini.
SECOND ROW L-R: Lt. Harold H. Fredericks, Lt. Thomas A. McCord, Lt. Wilmer W. Collins, Lt. Benjamin L. Griffin, Lt. Woodrow W. Schaefer, Lt. Richard J. Corbett, Capt. Carl R. Alfred, Capt. William D. Riedel and Lt. Earl F. Hustwit.
THIRD ROW L-R: Maj. John D. McFarlane, Lt. Harold R. Crawford, Lt. Douglas P. Pederson, Lt. Paul M. Morgan, Lt. Beachem O. Brooker, Jr., Lt. Henry A. Kaul, Lt. Francis M. Grove, Lt. Franklin W. Young, Lt. Melvin N. Dickey, Lt. Robert J. Cavallo, Lt. Harry L. Davis and Lt. George E. Ridler.
BOTTOM ROW L-R: Lt. Melvin C. Franklin, Lt. John P. Murchake, Jr. and Lt. William H. Hastings.

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Units

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    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...

People

  • Carl Alfred

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Carl was from Atwater, Ohio, and was assigned to the 4th Fighter Group, 336th Squadron from 12 July 1944 to 16 April 1945. While strafing Praha Airfield in Czechoslovakia his plane was hit by flak, went into a shallow dive, and exploded upon impact. ...

  • William Ayer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF. Aircraft P-51 44-13375 struck by flak while strafing Praha-Kbely Airdrome. Was seen walking away from wreckage after crash landing north of the airdrome. POW. MACR 14126.

  • Donald Baugh

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot
    Donald enlisted from Sioux City, Iowa, and was assigned to the 336th Squadron, 4th Fighter Group. He served from 17 November 1944 to 21 July 1945 [He was credited with five enemy aircraft destroyed], at which time he was transferred. Completed tour of...

  • Beacham Brooker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Assigned to 4th Mobile Reclamation and Repair Squadron.

  • Leroy Carpenter

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Freelance mission to Kbely. A/C struck by flak while strafing Praha-Kbely airdrome, Czechoslovakia. When last heard from he was south of the airdrome at 2700’ steering 270°, his oil pressure at...

  • Robert Cavallo

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Van Chandler

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot
    Van E. Chandler was born 5 March 1925 in Waxahachie, Texas. He became an Aviation Cadet in February 1943 and graduated as a pilot at Aloe Field, Texas, in January 1944. He transitioned to P-51 Mustangs in Florida then shipped to England. On 6 June 1944...

  • Wilmer Collins

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 4 x kills (1 x Air, 3 x Ground). Ended Tour Duty (ETD). ...

  • Richard Corbett

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 4 x destroyed (Ground). Ended Tour Duty (ETD). ...

  • Harold Crawford

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 19:03:07 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

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

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