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P-51's of 335th Fighter Squadron in their dispersal area. In the foreground is P-51D 44-72061 WD-N with next to it a war-weary P-51B 43-6570 WD-3 "Joe's Junk" belonging to "Clobber College".

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Units

  • 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

    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

    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...

Aircraft

  • 43-6570

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF War Weary, converted to 2 seater, named 'Joe's Junk'.

  • 44-72061

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 12:06:00 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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