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1st Lt Stanley Anderson 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF USAAF a former 71 Eagle Sqn RAF P/O. Poses in front of P-47 42-8644 QP-X "Lilliput".

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...

  • 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

  • Stanley Anderson

    Military | Captain | fighter pilot-1055 single engine
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 71[Eagle] Sqn RAF, transferred to 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF USAAF. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-8644 "Lilliput"

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return [FTR] from Rodeo to Ostend. Put aircraft down in the North Sea off Ostend, Pilot William Brewster Morgan captured by the Germans. Hospitalized in Brussels for weeks before being sent to POW camp. 21...

Missions

  • VIII Fighter Command FO - 26 SWEEP & PATROL

    21 May 1943
    The main operation for the fighter groups today is a sweep of the Ostend/Ghent coastal area by a combined force of 105 P-47s from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG. 3 P-47s are MIA but 2 are due to a mid-air collision, 2 pilots KIA; and 1 loss due to abandonedment of...

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
30 September 2019 18:45:20 Pyker Changes to caption
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Corrected squadron number in caption from 336 to 334.

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2019 00:50:16 fugari Changes to caption and person associations
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ID correction

Date Contributor Update
09 October 2015 13:23:53 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3601

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