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Pilots of the 4th Fighter Group, formerly No. 71 Eagle Squadron, RAF with their Spitfires, 29 September 1942. Printed caption on reverse: 'Photo Shows:- Pilots of the Eagle Squadron in their new American Army Air Corps uniforms, besides their Spitfires, seen with the new American markings at their operational station in England. AND. Sept. 1942. PN.B.' On reverse: Planet News, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].

Spitfires XR-A and XR-V.

IWM catalogue record

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Pilots of the 4th Fighter Group, formerly No. 71 Eagle Squadron, RAF with their Spitfires, 29 September 1942. Printed caption on reverse: 'Photo Shows:- Pilots of the Eagle Squadron in their new American Army Air Corps uniforms, besides their Spitfires, seen with the new American markings at their operational station in England. AND. Sept. 1942. PN.B.' On reverse: Planet News, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].

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...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...

Aircraft

  • BM510

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire BM510 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

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
23 February 2016 18:34:08 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2016 14:50:58 Al_Skiff Changes to caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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