A TRIBUTE TO THE 4TH, BY THE 4TH

A Plaque erected by the 4th FG survivors to those of their number that did not return was erected at Debden Airdrome

Photo courtesy of Roy McMillion

Following is the text of the plaque


RAF Debden was home of the 4th Fighter Group 8th Airforce U.S. Army Air Force from September 1942 to September 1945.

Vanguard Yanks of the 71st, 121st and 133rd Eagle Squadrons and their Spitfires, traded their RAF blues for US Army olives to become the 4th Fighter Group.

Long range Thunderbolts, later Mustangs, were to help a dedicated 4th Group to achieve the most victories over enemy aircraft in the entire US air force - 1016 enemy aircraft destroyed.

In remembrance of our comrades who were not to see the wars end, and of Anglo-American endeavors to a common cause. We survivors of the 4th fighter group humbly dedicate this memorial.


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