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Summer sport flying at Debden with the 4th Fighter Group's Tiger Moth.
L-R: George F. Russell, Vincent J. Andra, Murphy Gower, [then] Lt. "Steve" Pisanos, Paul G. Fox, Leroy P. Hadden, and Jerome J. Byrge.



  • 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...


  • Vincent Andra

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time crew chief for Colonel Louis 'Red Dog'Norley. Assigned to participate in Op FRANTIC II, the Russia Shuttle mission. The B-17 he was assigned to was involved in a taxi accident, heading to the runway and was...

  • 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.

  • Murphy Gower

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Leroy Hadden

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief

  • Spiros Pisanos

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Steve Pisanos was born in Athens, Greece, in November 1919. Although he desperately wanted to fly, at the age of 18 he discovered that he did not have the academic qualifications required to enter the Greek Air Force Academy. Undaunted, he decided to...

  • George Russell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief


  • 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
26 May 2016 17:38:46 WD-C Mustang Changes to caption

Changed spelling wrong spelling of 'Mandra' to 'Andra'

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2015 18:09:39 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

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