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A sketch of the "Boxing Chicken" fighting eagle insignia of the 4th Fighter Group riding a P-47 Thunderbolt by Sergeant Milton S Osterday. Based on the original character design by Disney Artist Hank Porter. Milton Osterday, the artist also did the aircraft silhouettes on the bar of the enlisted men's club at Debden, known as the Belly Tank Bar. He later became an art teacher in a college in Ohio. Photograph of the artwork on one end of the Nissen Hut taken by CWO Edward Richie. Handwritten on slide: Mural at Debden Ed Richie"

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A sketch of the "Boxing Chicken" fighting eagle insignia of the 4th Fighter Group riding a P-47 Thunderbolt by Sergeant Milton S Osterday. Based on the original character design by Disney Artist Hank Porter. Handwritten on slide:Mural at Debden Ed Richie"

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...

People

  • Milton Osterday

    Military | Sergeant
    Milton Osterday also did the aircraft silhouettes on the bar of the enlisted men's club at Debden, known as the Belly Tank Bar. He later became an art teacher in a college in Ohio.

  • Edward Richie

    Military | Warrant Officer | Shop Superintendent (Aviation)
    Edward Richie took many of the colour photographs of the 4th Fighter Group that are in the American Air Museum's Roger Freeman Collection.

  • Albin Soblicas

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | GP

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
03 November 2014 16:38:41 Lucy May Changes to caption
Sources

Added information to the caption as received by son of Edward Richie, Mark Richie, VP, Association of the 4th Fighter group WWII http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:29:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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