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Capt Malta L Stepp Jr and 2nd Lt William C Slade at Debden, England. 336th FS, 4th FG, 8AF USAAF.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


  • 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...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter 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. 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    'On 14 May 1941, No. 121 was reformed at Kirton-in-Lindsey as the second 'Eagle' Squadron to be manned by American volunteers. Equipped with Hurricanes, it began defensive patrols in October but in November it converted to Spitfires. It moved to North...

  • No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 133 'Eagle' 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...


  • 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.

  • Malta Stepp

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot 1055-single engine
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 41 Sqn RAF, Dieppe raid, 4 missions and 1 damaged Fw190, transferred to 121 Sqn RAF, transferred to 336th FS 4th FG, ...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
26 February 2016 09:26:14 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2015 18:34:26 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations