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Capt Eugene M Potter P-47D Thunderbolt pilot 397th FS, 368th FG, 9th AF, Formerly Spitfire pilot with 71 Sqn [Eagle[ RAF and then 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF.



  • Eugene Potter

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Eugene Potter began training in the Canadian air force in the winter of 1940-41. Joined the RAF and was assigned to 71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF, but was not among the officers transferred to the USAAF on 29-9-42. ...


  • 42-25881

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 42-25881, assigned to the 397th FS, 368th FG, 9th AF, 9-3-44. Whilst on dive bombing mission, collided with a Fw190 near Campeau that had emerged from the overcast directly in front of him. 7-7-44 A/C crashed near Campeau,...

  • EN783

    Supermarine Spitfire EN783 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...


  • Chilbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as a grass airfield Relief Landing Ground for RAF Middle Wallop, Chilbolton was used as a fighter and Army Co-operation base during 1940-42. Enlarged and upgraded with a tarmac-surface hard perimeter track, some double blast pens and other...

  • 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
21 September 2015 14:33:01 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations