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Robert S Zane


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



  • Paul Burnett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    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.

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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...


  • 44-72327 'Marjorie'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 41-6404 'Ill Wind?' 'Old Red Ass'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt P47C-5-RE 41-6405 'Old Red Ass' assigned to 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF, pilot Lt Nicholas Megura. Re-assigned to Raymond C 'Bud' Care. ...

  • 41-6196

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Republic P-47C Thunderbolt 41-6196 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF USAAF. Assigned to pilot Capt Alexander Rafalovitch. Lt John F "Pappy" Lutz lost in this a/c 4 May 43 when he bailed out over the North Sea due to engine trouble but at too low an altitude for...

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 Pennsylvania, USA 23 July 1905
Lived in Sioux City, IA, USA 1941
Based Debden 5 January 1943 – September 1945

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

Promotion 1 May 1943

Promoted to Staff Sergeant.

Died Lakewood, CA, USA 22 January 1987


Date Contributor Update
11 August 2017 19:26:07 Al_Skiff Changes to role, awards, events and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
10 August 2017 12:56:00 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:10 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