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(then) 2nd Lt. 'Steve' Pisanos, and Capts. Don Blakeslee and Vernon Boehle pose in front of a Spitfire Mk Vb in late 1942.



  • 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...


  • Donald Blakeslee

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot, Commanding Officer
    Don Blakeslee was born on 11 September 1917 in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. As a boy, he became captivated with planes while watching the Cleveland National Air Races held only 30 miles away from his home at 529 7th St, Fairport Harbor, Ohio. In 1938,...

  • Vernon Boehle

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot
    A 71[Eagle] Sqn RAF Spitfire pilot, transferring to the 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF USAAF. ...

  • Spiros Pisanos

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Steve Pisanos was born in Athens, Greece, in November 1919. Although he desperately wanted to fly, at the age of 18 he discovered that he did not have the academic qualifications required to enter the Greek Air Force Academy. Undaunted, he decided to...


Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 20:19:58 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations

Personal research & 4th fighter group 'Debden Eagles' by Chris Bucholz.