IWM catalogue record
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Captain Frederick W. Glover beside P-51C Mustang,"Connie" (VF-C, serial no. 42-103602), which was flown by Lieutenant George C. Smith, Los Angeles, CA. Both pilots were part of the 336th Fighter Squadron of the 4th Fighter Group, based at Debden. Early autumn, 1944.
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 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...
Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
Fred Glover hailed from Asheville, North Carolina. He had once played a little professional baseball.
Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
Assigned 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.
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...