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Douglas N Groshong


Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter 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...


  • 44-63831

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Freelance mission to Kbely. A/C struck by flak while strafing Praha-Kbely airdrome, Czechoslovakia. When last heard from he was south of the airdrome at 2700’ steering 270°, his oil pressure at...

  • 44-73021 'Clarine'

    P-51 Mustang
    This aircraft arrived on 17 May 1945 at the 336th Fighter Squadron's "A" Flight, but was not required, as V-E Day came nine days earlier.

  • 44-13649 'Clarine'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

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 California, USA 21 December 1920
Lived in Selma, CA, USA 1940
C Flight Commander Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 13 March 1944

Designated Flight Commander C Flight (PD)

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 22 September 1944 – 21 July 1945

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

E/A Destroyed x 2 France 21 November 1944

2 x Bf109's destroyed.

Promoted Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 15 December 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 12 May 1945

Promoted to Captain.

Died Reno, NV, USA 29 September 1985


Date Contributor Update
20 March 2016 13:58:05 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2015 19:54:13 apollo11 Changes to role, events and place associations

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:47 AAM AAM ingest

'1000 Destroyed' by Capt. Grover C. Hall, Jr. / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list