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21 April 1944 - Crew Chief S/Sgt. John E. Wilson with his and (at the time) Lt. Fred Glover's aircraft, P51 Mustang 'Rebel Queen', VF-C, Serial No. 43-12214.

Connections

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 Wilson

    Military | Staff Sergeant
    One-time Crew Chief for (then) Lt. Fred Glover's P-51 'Rebel Queen'.

Aircraft

  • 43-12214 'Rebel Queen'

    P-51 Mustang
    One-time personal aircraft of pilot Lt Fred Glover and crew chief S/Sgt Louis Moore, of the 336th Fighter Squadron. Transferred to 555FS, 496FG, 8AF USAAF, war weary. Mid Air Collision crashed River Humber/Tideway, pilot Lt John D Daniel baled out, 26...

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
13 April 2015 21:08:41 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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

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