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.
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...
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...
The Headquarters Squadron was made up of true leaders. Most had flown Hurricanes, Spitfires, Thunderbolts and Mustangs.
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot - O/C 336th FS - Op's Officer 4th FG - XO 4th FG
Born on 26 January 1919, Selden Edner moved to California in the 1930s and in 1940, after reading the news about the war in Europe, he left home to join the Royal Canadian Air Force.
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...
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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.