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Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa P7308 XR-D flown by Plt Off William R Dunn, No 71 'Eagle' Sqn, 27th August 1941. Hawkinge, UK.



  • No. 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 71 'Eagle' 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...


  • William Dunn

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Bill Dunn was born on November 16, 1916, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 19, 1934, and served as an infantryman until receiving an honorable discharge on November 22, 1935. Dunn enlisted in the Canadian Army on...


  • P7308

    Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa P7308, built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...


  • 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...

  • Kirton-in-Lindsey

    Military site : airfield
    Used as an RFC and RAF Home Defence landing ground during the First World War, Kirton-in-Lindsey was built during 1938-40 as an RAF fighter station. It had two grass runways, 10 hardstandings, three grouped C hangars and four over-blister hangars....


Date Contributor Update
23 February 2016 20:16:05 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations

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Date Contributor Update
06 August 2015 23:00:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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