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336th Fighter Squadron ready room, Debden. Bishop, Bob Messenger, Bob Mirsch, Miller, Gentile, Coen.



  • 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...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...


  • Leicester Bishop

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. End Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

  • Oscar Coen

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1055 Squadron Commander
    Oscar Coen was born in Wallum, North Dakota on 11 May 1917. He spent his boyhood on a Wisconsin dairy farm. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a bachelor of science degree. ...

  • Dominic Gentile

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    Don Gentile was born on December 6, 1920, to Italian parents in Piqua, Ohio. As a boy, he had always been fascinated with flying and built, as his mother remembered, hundreds of model airplanes. Don used to say to his mother, “I hope someday I'll be...

  • Robert Messenger

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed for unknown reasons possible West of Gardelegen on an escort to Berlin on 6-Mar-44 in P-51 43-6630. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3042 ...

  • Ervin Miller

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    A native of Oakland, California, Miller had previously been a member of No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron prior to the unit becoming the 336th Fighter Squadron. ...

  • George Mirsch

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S, transferred 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF, transferred to 495th Fighter Ferry Group. Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star). Post war: Air Traffic Controller, FAA.


  • 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
16 October 2016 21:37:13 WD-C Mustang Changes to person associations

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Date Contributor Update
11 November 2015 19:05:58 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations