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(L-R): 1st Lt. Duane W. Beeson, Maj. James A. Clark and Lt. Col. Don Blakeslee are seen at the door of the Red Cross's alochol-free Eagle Club in London in the autumn of 1943.



  • Duane Beeson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Duane W Beeson joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941, by February 1942 he had completed over 200 hours of flying and was transferred to Britain to join No. 71 (Eagle) Squadron, RAF 24 days later he joined the 4th Fighter Group in September 1942....

  • Donald Blakeslee

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot, Commanding Officer
    Don Blakeslee was born on 11 September 1917 in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. As a boy, he became captivated with planes while watching the Cleveland National Air Races held only 30 miles away from his home at 529 7th St, Fairport Harbor, Ohio. In 1938,...

  • James Clark

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot; Deputy Commanding Officer
    Initially assigned to the 71st Eagle Squadron in June 1942. With the founding of the 4th Fighter Group that September, he was assigned to the 334th Squadron, where he eventually became its Commanding Officer. ...


Date Contributor Update
17 April 2015 16:37:40 apollo11 Created entry with caption and person associations

Personal research & 4th Fighter Group 'Debden Eagles' by Chris Bucholz.