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Paul E Burnett


Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 64FW, XII TAC.

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

Post war: Worked for 34 years as a R&D draftsman for Conoco Oil Company. Rose to rank of Major in USAF reserves. District leader of 4th Fighter Association WWII.



  • Lawrence Hendel

    Military | Chief Master Sergeant | Armourer
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAAF and by 1962 had risen to Chief Master Sgt.

  • Neil Killen

    Military | Sergeant | Asst crew chief
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME(Silver star), Good conduct.

  • Robert Zane

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

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Units served with

  • 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. ...

  • 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...


Associated Place

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born Cushing, OK 74023, USA 26 February 1923

Son of Charles Lester and Mary [Stites] Burnett.

Based Debden 14 November 1944 – 24 July 1945

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Debden, Loughton IG10 3SW, UK 17 April 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant

End Tour Duty (ETD) 24 July 1945

Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Transferred Darmstadt, Germany August 1945 – 21 September 1945

Transferred to 64FW, XII TAC.

Buried Ponca City, OK, USA May 2009

Resthaven Memorial Park
Ponca City
Kay County
Oklahoma, USA

Died Ponca City, OK, USA 10 May 2009


Date Contributor Update
10 August 2017 16:01:32 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and unit associations

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2015 20:36:57 apollo11 Changes to role, events and place associations

Personal research & 'The Debden Eagles' by Garry L. Fry.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:10 AAM AAM ingest

'1000 Destroyed' by Capt. Grover C. Hall, Jr.' / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list