In the months that followed Dunkirk, the Royal Air Force alone stood against the might of the Luftwaffe. While America anxiously watched events, some 240 pilots made their way to England to join the R.A.F. in their Herculean struggle against the overwhelming odds. Volunteers to the man and motivated by the urge to fight for the cause of freedom, this happy band of warriors set standards of courage, skill and fortitude that today are legendary. They were the American Eagles.
Spitfires of #71 American Eagle Squadron Fly Over a Downed Me109 after a dog fight above northern France 1941
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