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Capt. Robert G. 'Digger' Williams of the 334FS, 4FG 8AF, and 'Duke'. Digger was a former RCAF/RAF Sgt Pilot with 611 RAF Sqn.



  • 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...


  • Duke Alsatian

    Military | Mascot
    Duke, a Alsatian dog, was the 334th Fighter Squadron's mascot. He was known as infamous and irrepressible and can be seen in more than a dozen 4th Fighter Group photos. He was formerly owned by another but when his owner died (KIA) Kidd Hofer of the...

  • Robert Williams

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    In 1938, he received initial flight instruction as an aviation cadet at the US Naval Air Station, Pensacola. In Oct-40, he enlisted in the RCAF and entered flight training school, receiving his commission as a Sgt pilot in Oct-41. Robert was then...


  • 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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4th Fighter Group Association

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30 March 2016 10:36:47 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations