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Colonel Everett W. Stewart in the cockpit of his P-51D Mustang, "Sunny VIII", serial no. 44-72181, at Debden air base, taken on or after 21 February 1945, the date that Stewart joined the 4th Fighter Group. "Sunny VIII" flew its first combat mission on 27 February 1945 with a further 6 missions flown before the last mission on 20 April 1945. The aircraft was lost on 29 May 1945 in a crash.

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

  • Everett Stewart

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer; Fighter Pilot
    He was a combat veteran of both the Pacific and European Theatres in WW II. ...

Aircraft

  • 44-72181 'Sunny VIII'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336 FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of 4th Fighter Group Commanding Officer, Colonel Everett W. Stewart. ...

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
01 November 2017 16:00:03 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:22:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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