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Autumn 1943 - (then) Lt. Victor J. France in the cockpit of his P-47 Thunderbolt 'Miss DALLAS', QP-K, 42-7876.



  • 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...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...


  • Victor France

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine
    Victor France was from Dallas, Texas, and he appropriately named his P-47 and later his ...


  • 42-7876 'Miss DALLAS'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    One-time personal aircraft of Captain Victor J. France in 1943. This was the second P-47 assigned to (then) 1st Lt. Victor France, and the third (of four) aircraft to be named by him.


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
11 April 2015 20:16:51 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Personal research & 'The Debden Eagles' by Garry L. Fry.