IWM catalogue record
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Colonel Everett W. Stewart in the cockpit of his P-51D Mustang ( serial no. 44-72181) nicknamed "Sunny VIII".
"Sunny VIII" flew its first combat mission on 27 February 1945 with a further 6 missions flown before the last mission on 20 April 1945. The aircraft was lost on 29 May 1945 in a crash.
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...
The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...
Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Group Commander
CO 4th FG Feb 1945 - Sept 1945
Assigned to 336 FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of 4th Fighter Group Commanding Officer, Colonel Everett W. Stewart.
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...