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Capt. Nicholas Megura of the 334th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, in cockpit, at Debden air base, 8 March 1944. Caption on reverse: Pilots of the P-51s. Lt.Col. Donald J. M. Blakeslee's Mustang Group. Associated Press photo shows: Lt. Nicholas Megura, aged 24, of 108 Broad Street, Ansonia, Conn., has been on first two raids over Berlin and shot down two planes each time. WOR265648. 8344EM. Stamp (Passed for publication - General Section, Press & Censorship Bureau, 9 March 1944)



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


  • 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...


  • 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...


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23 March 2016 21:30:20 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and aircraft associations

Roger Freeman Collection

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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection