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After V-E Day, Major Glover's P-51 Mustang VF-B, Serial No. 44-64153, was repainted with the VF-P code used by Major Godfrey and the Group's Fighting Eagle emblem on its nose. Later, it was displayed in Paris under the Eiffel Tower and then returned to Debden.

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Units

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    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...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    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...

People

  • Frederick Glover

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    Fred Glover hailed from Asheville, North Carolina. He had once played a little professional baseball. ...

  • John Godfrey

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    John T Godfrey was born in Canada, but his parents moved to Rhode Island when he was young. At the outbreak of war he enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He transferred to the 8th Air Force in August 1943 and earned fame as the wing man of Ace,...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2015 19:53:21 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

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

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