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

Detail of four-stringed banjo formerly owned by Sergeant Homer R Golden, and signed by personnel of the 4th Fighter Group and local civilians.



  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter 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...


  • Donald Blakeslee

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot, Commanding Officer
    Don Blakeslee was born on 11 September 1917 in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. As a boy, he became captivated with planes while watching the Cleveland National Air Races held only 30 miles away from his home at 529 7th St, Fairport Harbor, Ohio. In 1938,...

  • Joseph Boucher

    Military | Sergeant

  • Kendall Carlson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot-1055 single engine
    "Swede" as he was known, came from Red Bluff, California, and was born 14 July 1919. He joined the RCAF and earned his wings in December 1940. When the U.S. established the 4th Fighter Group in England, "Swede" joined them in March 1943. He was...

  • Walter Clatanoff

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Group and Station Executive Officer

  • Robert Collomore

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Frank DeJarnotte

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ground Crew

  • Oscar Flesher

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Homer Golden

    Military | Sergeant

  • Douglas Groshong

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • Merrill Hansen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ground Crew

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Date Contributor Update
05 November 2019 11:35:20 Emily Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations

IWM Collection EPH 11555