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William “Bill” Slade (left) poses for a photo with Dougie, a current 336th FS pilot, during his 100th birthday celebration, Sept. 3, 2015, at Roswell Air Force Base, New Mexico. 2nd Lt Slade flew combat missions for the squadron during WWII, including prior service in 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF in the Battle of Britain.

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...

  • No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 1 August 1941, No. 133 reformed at Coltishall as the third 'Eagle' Squadron manned by American personnel. Equipped with Hurricanes it became operational at the end of September. The next month the Squadron moved to Northern Ireland, returning to...

  • 8th Air Force

People

  • William Slade

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, service pilot training in US, shipped overseas to ETO, operational training at OTU, assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF 4-42, transferred to 336th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF USAAF 29-9-42, promoted 2nd Lt, tour expired.

Locations

  • Biggin Hill

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Station with US lodger units. USAAF Spitfires and P-38s were attached to RAF No 11 Group stations in mid-1942 for training; also used for special operations by British and US forces.

  • 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...

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2016 10:05:51 Al_Skiff Changes to caption, unit associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
06 October 2015 19:49:31 Al_Skiff Changes to caption
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Date Contributor Update
06 October 2015 19:49:30 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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