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(L) Capt Victor J "Vic" France, [Dallas, TX] 334th Fighter Squadron, ex 71 "Eagle" Squadron (R) Lt Richard V "Dick" Douglas, [Dallas, TX] 334th Fighter Squadron. Vic France’s P-47C 41-6414 QP-K “Miss Dallas” seen in the background.



  • 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...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...


  • Richard Douglas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    9 April 1943 landing gear on P-47 42-29505 retracted on landing. Douglas was safe.

  • Victor France

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine
    Victor France was from Dallas, Texas, and he appropriately named his P-47 and later his ...


  • 41-6414 Miss DALLAS

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    This was the second (of four) aircraft that was named by its pilot, Victor France, who hailed from Dallas, Texas. 41-6414 was lost when Lt Col. Chesley Peterson baled out of it over the English Channel on 15 April 1943.


  • 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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24 November 2015 13:25:27 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations