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Personnel of the 4th Fighter Group, 335th Fighter Squadron, grouped around the P-51B Mustang that they have modified into a two-seater aircraft, November 1944. L to R: Captain Gene Grunow, 335th Fighter Squadron Engine Officer; Master Sergeant Elwood "Woody" Jensen, 335th Fighter Squadron Technical Inspector; Technical Sergeant Philip Betz, 335th Fighter Squadron Hangar Chief.
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...
The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...
Military | Master Sergeant | Ground Personnel
Military | Captain | GP
3 January 1943 flying as a passenger on 'Tiger Moth II' DE746 took off from RAF Station Thame on a navigation training flight to Debden. Lost, struck a pole and hit the ground at Parkside Farm, Hadley Road, Enfield, Middlesex. Pilot James Harrington...
Military | Master Sergeant | Technical Inspector
'Woody' Jensen converted a P-51B (43-12193; WD-2) into the first two-seat Mustang in the 4th Fighter Group in the Fall of 1944.
P-51B 43-12193WW, 335th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF, Debden, UK, June 1945. WW (War Weary). This aircraft was one of the 4th Fighter Group's operational training unit planes. The 335th FS had the first two-seater field conversion in the group converted by T/Sgt...
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...