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Lieutenant Peter G. Lehman, of the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, and Crew Chief Staff Sergeant Elwood Briel, in front of a P-47 Thunderbolt (VF-S, serial no. 41-6573), named "B.E.V.O.A.P.A.B.M.", at Debden air base. Winter 1943-1944.

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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...

People

  • Elwood Briel

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Peter Lehman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Son of the governor of New York City. Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed during a training excercise near Littlebury, Essex on 31 Mar 1944 in P-51B #43-6844. KIFA.

Aircraft

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
28 March 2016 18:51:04 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Collection

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:19:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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