336th Fighter Squadron

Squadron

Object Number - UPL 15404 - 1944 - This last-minute briefing of 336th Fighter Squadron pilots includes Capt Kenneth D. Peterson (top left), 1st Lt Willard Millikan (left) and...

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 Force. They were transferred to the US 4th Fighter Group, based at Debden Aerodrome, England, and they were known as "The Rocketeers".
The squadron flew Spitfires until American P-47 Thunderbolts became available in sufficient numbers to equip the group in 1943. A year later the group was re-equipped with P-51 Mustangs, which became the standard until the end of the war.
The 336th Squadron was credited with the destruction of 358 enemy aircraft. The group was deactivated at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, on 10 November 1945 after the war's end.

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Unit stations

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Debden

Previously was

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 336th Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 336th Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 336th Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 336th Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 336th Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Corporal

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 4th Fighter Group 334th Fighter Squadron 336th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 36th Fighter Group 4th Fighter Group 336th Fighter Squadron 53rd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 4th Fighter Group 336th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: The Earl
  • Unit: 4th Fighter Group 336th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Miss San Carlos
  • Unit: 4th Fighter Group 336th Fighter Squadron

Revisions

Date11 May 2016 21:25:13
ContributorWD-C Mustang
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Key image chosen

Date11 Mar 2015 20:15:48
Contributorapollo11
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'Eighty-One Aces of the 4th Fighter Group' by Frank Speer.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:48
ContributorAAM
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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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