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Philo M Burney


Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Transferred to 10th Air Depot Group.

Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 10th Air Depot Group

    10th Air Depot Group

    Constituted as 10th Air Depot Group, 30 Dec 1941 Activated, 5 Jan 1942, Redesignated 10th Air Depot, 1 Jun 1946 Inactivated, 17 Oct 1948.

  • 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

  • Chilbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as a grass airfield Relief Landing Ground for RAF Middle Wallop, Chilbolton was used as a fighter and Army Co-operation base during 1940-42. Enlarged and upgraded with a tarmac-surface hard perimeter track, some double blast pens and other...

  • 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 Dallas County, TX, USA 11 May 1923
Enlisted Dallas, TX, USA 28 September 1942
Based Debden 24 January 1945 – 15 September 1945

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

Transferred Chilbolton, Stockbridge SO20, UK 15 September 1945

Transferred to 10th Air Depot Group.

Died San Antonio, TX, USA 2 July 1972


Date Contributor Update
10 August 2017 19:08:22 Al_Skiff Changes to firstname, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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

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