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Ground crew pose in front of P-47C Thunderbolt 41-6573.

Connections

Units

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    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

    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

  • Peter Lehman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Son of the governor of New York City. Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed during a training excercise near Littlebury, Essex on 31 Mar 1944 in P-51B #43-6844. KIFA.

  • Andrew Stephenson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S, transferred to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Retired from the USAF as a Lieutenant Colonel 1966.

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
17 April 2015 16:32:48 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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

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