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F/O Gregory Augustus 'Gus' Daymond of No 71 (Eagle) Squadron RAF, at North Weald, Essex following his award of the DFC. In August 1942 Daymond became C/O of the Squadron, with whom he had shot down 7 enemy aircraft. Upon the amalgamation of the Eagle squadrons into the USAAF, Daymond received the rank of Major and added 2 to his score with the 334th Fighter Squadron before returning to the USA.
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  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

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  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

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  • No 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    No 71 'Eagle' Squadron

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  • Gregory Daymond

    Military | Major | Squadron Commander
    Born in Great Falls, Montana, in November 1920, Gregory soon became known as Gus, from his middle name Augustus. He grew up in California, and upon graduating from high school he worked in the motion picture industry in various positions. He took...


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