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  • Donald Blakeslee

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot, Commanding Officer | 4th Fighter Group
    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,...

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Units served with

  • Headquarters (4th Fighter Group)

    Headquarters (4th Fighter Group)

    The Headquarters Squadron was made up of true leaders. Most had flown Hurricanes, Spitfires, Thunderbolts and Mustangs. ...

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...


Event Location Date
Born 26 July 1905
Based Debden December 1942 – July 1944

4th Fighter Group service

Died West Melbourne, FL, USA 16 December 1992
Lived in Grosse Pointe, MI, USA

Hometown during the 1940s


Date Contributor Update
08 December 2016 19:57:58 WD-C Mustang Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
08 December 2016 19:57:08 WD-C Mustang Changes to middlename, highest rank, role, awards, events, person associations and place associations

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27 September 2014 18:17:39 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /