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Capt Kenneth G Smith 335th FS, 4th FG, 8AF USAAF former 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF Spitfire pilot. P-51B 43-6803 WD-K behind him.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • No. 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    'On 14 May 1941, No. 121 was reformed at Kirton-in-Lindsey as the second 'Eagle' Squadron to be manned by American volunteers. Equipped with Hurricanes, it began defensive patrols in October but in November it converted to Spitfires. It moved to North...


  • Kenneth Smith

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Captain Smith was from Boise, Idaho, and was born 8 June 1914. He attended the College of Idaho, then worked for the Idaho Power Co. About 1941 he moved to California. He joined the Army Aviation Cadet programme, but left abruptly and was accepted by...


  • 43-6803

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return from "Rhubarb" to the Bordeaux area of France on 21 March 44, while strafing the Caen-Carpiquet airfield. Shot down by Flak and crashed near Tailleville, 14km North of the Caen-Carpiquet airdrome....


  • 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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25 February 2016 17:53:28 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations

Date Contributor Update
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