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Lt. Eliot H. Shapleigh of the 335th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group.



  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter 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...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...


  • Eliot Shapleigh

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. On 27-May-44, Lt. Shapleigh baled out near Laon, France, in his P-51 Mustang 42-106464 because of engine trouble. He was picked up by the French Underground and hidden in a secret room in a private home until the area...


  • 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...


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26 May 2017 21:27:39 WD-C Mustang Changes to caption, unit associations and place associations

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22 March 2015 11:12:02 apollo11 Created entry with caption and person associations

Personal research & 'The Debden Warbirds' by Frank Speer.