IWM catalogue record
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A P-51, Mustang (serial number 44-73304) nicknamed "Blondie" - in honour of the pilot's wife. The pilot was Second Lieutenant Marvin W. Arthur, of the 334th Fighter Squadron, the 4th Fighter Group, at Debden. Handwritten on slide:"P51 QP:U B37 E Richie"
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...
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...
Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1.5 ground kills. Completed (End) Tour Duty (ETD).
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...