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1st Lt Thomas S Sharp 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.



  • 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...


  • Thomas Sharp

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
    Lt Thomas S Sharp, McArthur, Ohio graduated in class 43J, US Army Air Corps. He was a P-51B pilot assigned to the 334th FS, 4th FG, Debden AB, UK and was part of ‘Shuttle to Russia’ mission. On a sortie out of Foggia, Italy on 2 July 1944, Tom had...


  • 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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22 March 2016 18:49:43 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations