A P-51 Mustang (serial number 44-72181), nicknamed "Sunny VIII", flown by Colonel Everett Stewart, of the 4th Fighter Group - Debden. Handwritten on slide case:"Col Stewart's acft 8 x 10 N+ VFS 472181 G. Weckbacker" Taken by CWO Edward Richie.
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A P-51 Mustang (serial number 44-72181), nicknamed "Sunny VIII", flown by Colonel Everett Stewart, of the 4th Fighter Group - Debden. Handwritten on slide case:"Col Stewart's acft 8 x 10 N+ VFS 472181 G. Weckbacker"
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...
Military | Warrant Officer | Shop Superintendent (Aviation)
Edward Richie took many of the colour photographs of the 4th Fighter Group that are in the American Air Museum's Roger Freeman Collection.
Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Group Commander
CO 4th FG Feb 1945 - Sept 1945
Assigned to 336 FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of 4th Fighter Group Commanding Officer, Colonel Everett W. Stewart.
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...