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Assistant crew chief Sgt. Jerome J. Byrge (left) and crew chief S/Sgt. Paul G. Fox, change the spark plugs on Capt. Nicholas Megura's P-51 Mustang "Ill Wind", QP-N, Serial No. 43-6636.



  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...


  • Jerome Byrge

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Paul Fox

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Crew chief. Flew on all four 8AF 'Frantic' operations to Russia.

  • Nicholas Megura

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Nicholas Megura was born on 28 July 1920 at Ansonia, Connecticut. ...


  • 43-6636 'Ill Wind?'

    P-51 Mustang
    One time personal aircraft of Captain Nocholas "Cowboy" Megura. ...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
29 March 2015 17:17:05 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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