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A two-seat P-51B Mustang of the 335th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group at Debden. Handwritten caption on reverse: '2-seat mod of P-51B by Service Group of Debden. A/C in 335th Fighter Squadron, 4FG.'

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    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...

Aircraft

  • 43-12193

    P-51 Mustang
    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...

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 19:30:16 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Collection

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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