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John E Wilson

Military

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

Service

People

  • Frederick Glover

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Fred Glover hailed from Asheville, North Carolina. He had once played a little professional baseball. ...

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Units served with

  • 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...

Aircraft

  • 43-6985

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. 1st Lt George Villinger was the first 4th Fighter Group pilot to be killed in action flying a Mustang - this aircraft, on 2 March 1944. He was shot down by Fw190's near the German town of Linburg during a Target...

  • 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...

  • 44-15191 'Connie III' 'Mary Belle'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt George C Smith. Later passed to Lt James F Hileman.

Associated Place

  • 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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2015 20:53:47 apollo11 Changes to biography, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2015 19:00:38 apollo11 Changes to place associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

'1000 Destroyed' by Capt. Grover C. Hall, Jr. / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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