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Andrew J Stephenson


Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S, transferred to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.
Retired from the USAF as a Lieutenant Colonel 1966.


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. ...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter 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...

  • No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    'On 1 August 1941, No. 133 reformed at Coltishall as the third 'Eagle' Squadron manned by American personnel. Equipped with Hurricanes it became operational at the end of September. The next month the Squadron moved to Northern Ireland, returning to...


Associated Place

  • Biggin Hill

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Station with US lodger units. USAAF Spitfires and P-38s were attached to RAF No 11 Group stations in mid-1942 for training; also used for special operations by British and US forces.

  • 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...

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  • Eagle Squadrons Memorial

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Springfield, MO, USA 7 July 1913

Born - 7 July 1913 Springfield, Missouri, USA.

Joined RAFVR Canada 1940

Joined Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Assigned Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 1941 – 14 September 1942

133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 14 September 1942 – 26 December 1943

Transferred to 336th FS, 4th FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promoted Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK February 1943

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Retired USAF United States 1966

Retired from the USAF as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Died Lompoc, CA, USA 23 December 1983

Died - 23 December 1983 Lompoc, California, USA.

Buried Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery, Lompoc, CA 93436, USA 1984

Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery
Lompoc, Santa Barbara County
California, USA.


Date Contributor Update
26 February 2016 20:42:01 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
15 November 2015 10:52:17 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2015 16:00:01 apollo11 Changes to highest rank, events and place associations

Personal research & 4th Fighter Group 'Debden Eagles' by Chris Bucholz.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:42 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list /