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Lt Herbert O. Vandervate, 334FS, 4FG



  • 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...


  • Herbert VanderVate

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Last seen strafing a truck convoy in P-51 44-14310, southeast of Schirmeck, France. 28-Aug-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8300. Awards: AM, PH.


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25 April 2021 08:56:52 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations