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A P-51 Mustang (serial number 44-13984), nicknamed "Meg". This aircraft was piloted by Lieutenant Clarence Boretsky of the 334th Fighter Squadron, the 4th Fighter Group, at Debden. Handwritten on slide:"P51 QP B Richie ?"



  • 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...


  • Clarence Boretsky

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    Despite serving in a group known more for its air-to-air prowess, 1st Lt Clarence Boretsky was involved in several major air-to-ground missions in support of the D-Day landings, including a strike on bridges on 7 June and the destruction of half a 7...


  • 44-13984 'Meg', 'Davey Lee'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. This A/C was originally painted as 'Meg' and designated 'QP-B', when allocated to Lt Boretsky. However, when she was passed to Lt Arthur it was repainted and redesignated.

  • 43-6518

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.


  • 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
08 September 2014 15:29:03 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection