Eagle Squadron members receive wings from General Hunter, leave service to the RAF, and officially join U.S. Army Air Force
United Kingdom Date:1942, September 29 Duration:41 sec Sound:Yes
View of Eagle Squadron units of the British RAF, composed of Americans who volunteered to assist Britain against Germany before the United States entered World War II. The Eagle Squadron members are receiving Army Air Force insignia wings from Brigadier General Frank Hunter as they formally exit the RAF and enter the 4th Fighter Group of the U.S. Army Eighth Air Force. Close-up views of Hunter presenting wings to the airmen, some of who had served the RAF for two year including in the Battle of Britain. The three squadrons, 334th, 335th, and 336th, parade in the rain at an airbase. The American flag is raised beside the RAF flag on a flag pole.
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