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Headquarters (4th Fighter Group)

Headquarters

The Headquarters Squadron was made up of true leaders. Most had flown Hurricanes, Spitfires, Thunderbolts and Mustangs.
Some had flown in the RCAF, the RAF, and the USAAF, while others had flown in the Pacific Theatre in P-40s and P-38s.
They were not necessarily high scoring, but attentive to their duties of melding three squadrons into a group with a high degree of readiness and esprit-de-corps.

Structure

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  • 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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Debden 1942 – 1945

Connections

People

  • Robert Ackerly

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Herbert Alpert

    Military | Corporal | Ground Personal | 4th Fighter Group

  • Edward Amador

    Military | Private | 4th Fighter Group

  • Edward Anderson

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding General | 4th Fighter Group
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 4FG, 8AF USAAF Commanding Officer. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 65FW, 8AF USAAF. End Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

  • Raymond Andisio

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ground Personnel | 4th Fighter Group

  • Raymond Aug

    Military | GP | 4th Fighter Group

  • Raymond Aug

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 4th Fighter Group

  • Peter Aupperlee

    Military | GP | 4th Fighter Group

  • Peter Aupperlee

    Military | Sergeant | 4th Fighter Group

  • William Avery

    Military | GP | 4th Fighter Group

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Aircraft

  • 43-6442

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Aircraft struck by flak on escort mission to Berlin, A/C abandoned, crashing near Hagenburg, Germany. Pilot Lt Col Selden Edner bailed out and was captured. POW. 8-Mar-44. MACR 2838.

  • 43-7098

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR), A/C was last seen at the start of a big dogfight in the same area. Shot down near Celle, Germany. 8-Ap-44. Pilot Capt Frank R Boyles Killed in action KIA. MACR 3612.

  • 44-11661 "Iron Ass"

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost on bomber escort mission to Herford, Germany. On return whilst strafing canal traffic, A/C bellied in Emmen, Holland. Pilot F/O Alvin L Hand POW. 24-Feb-45. MACR 12625.

  • 44-13608

    P-51 Mustang
    While on an escort mission to Munich, aircraft struck by flak at 26,000’ through 10/10 cloud cover. A/C began streaming fuel and glycol, and losing speed and altitude. When the pilot reached the top of the cloud cover at 8,000’ he rolled the aircraft...

  • 44-13934

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Joigny, France. suffered engine failure. A/C abandoned. Major Fonzo Smith POW. 3-Aug-44. MACR 7453.

  • 44-72251

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of Lt Col Sidney S Woods. Shot down by flak over Prague, Czechoslovakia, on Woods 68th mission in the ETO when Woods was leading Group "A" in a strafing attack against the Luftwaffe bases in...

  • 42-106726

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of Col. Donald Blakeslee, CO of the 4th Fighter Group.

  • 44-13779

    P-51 Mustang
    This was the last Mustang assigned to Col. Donald Blakeslee, Commanding Officer of the the 4th Fighter Group. As Blakeslee rotated home in November 1944, the aircraft was reassigned to Lt. Kiser having been repaired.

  • 42-26059 'Quaker Schiemeil'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred War Weary as a two seater to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 4FG HQ Sqn. One-time personal aircraft of Col Everett W Stewart.

  • 44-72210

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. This aircraft was a specially modified P-51D Mustang. It had its fuselage fuel tanks removed, a second seat fitted in the rear for the radar operator and mounted a radar antenna on the starboard wing. This aircraft...

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Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 May 2017 19:53:10 WD-C Mustang Changes to stations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
03 October 2016 18:29:29 WD-C Mustang Changes to media associations
Sources

Merged pictures from duplicate entry

Date Contributor Update
03 October 2016 18:25:07 WD-C Mustang Changes to type, description, aircraft types, person associations and aircraft associations
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Merged info from duplicate entry

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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