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Philo M Burney

Military

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Transferred to 10th Air Depot Group.

Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


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

  • 10th Air Depot Group
  • 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

Associated Place

  • Chilbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as a grass airfield Relief Landing Ground for RAF Middle Wallop, Chilbolton was used as a fighter and Army Co-operation base during 1940-42. Enlarged and upgraded with a tarmac-surface hard perimeter track, some double blast pens and other...

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Dallas County, TX, USA 11 May 1923
Enlisted Dallas, TX, USA 28 September 1942
Based Debden 24 January 1945 – 15 September 1945

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Chilbolton, Stockbridge SO20, UK 15 September 1945

Transferred to 10th Air Depot Group.

Died San Antonio, TX, USA 2 July 1972

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 August 2017 19:08:22 Al_Skiff Changes to firstname, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84860226_philo_m%20burney/details/
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/334_bu...
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=burney&Submit=Search

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:27 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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