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Nicholas Megura

First Lieutenant Megura finished the war as a DOUBLE ACE with a total of 11.83 aerial victories.


Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant (Air Corps) Nicholas Megura (ASN: 0-2044894), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a P-47 Fighter Airplane in the 334th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, EIGHTH Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces on 6 and 8 March 1944, in the European Theater of Operations. On each of these dates First Lieutenant Megura shot down two enemy aircraft. First Lieutenant Megura's unquestionable valor in aerial combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 8th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Forces in Europe, General Orders No. 25 (1944)

Action Date: March 6 & 8, 1944

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: 334th Fighter Squadron

Regiment: 4th Fighter Group

Division: 8th Air Force