Serving Northern Illinois Squadron 4 is 501(c)3 Registered Non-Profit

Commanding Officer: Jerry Czupryn

Jerry Czupryn was born in Chicago and currently lives in Bolingbrook. He decided to join Squadron 4 and EAA Warbirds of America after meeting Gordon Millerin at the Cavalcade of Planes in Bolingbrook in June 2012. He had a great conversation with Gordon as they talked about Warbirds. He received three Warbird magazines from Gordon to keep, maybe a bit of a bribe. Jerry loves military history and Warbirds. All his life when he hears the unique sound of a Warbird, he drops everything and runs to the window or goes outside to see what is flying over. Jerry has attended many air shows over the years around the Midwest with his family. He enjoys seeing and experiencing first hand real history with these Warbirds. His favorite Warbirds are the TBM Avenger and F4U Corsair. Jerry is a member of the board and is the current Warbird Raffle Chairman.

Executive Officer & Newsletter Editor: David Stevens

Living in Hinsdale, Illinois, Dave Stevens decided to join Warbirds Squadron 4 after seeing Tom Buck’s TBM flying around one day. He was able to locate Tom through the Squadron and was invited out to see the TBM and to volunteer at the B-17 event. After working the tour stop in 2008, Dave joined the Squadron and continued to participate in many of the events. In recent years Dave has been very active in Squadron 4 promotions through various means of advertisement. He has had some time ‘at the controls’ of some dual control aircraft and someday hopes to get his license. Dave’s favorite Warbirds are the Spitfire and the P-38.

Secretary: Ted Kowalik

Ted Kowalik has lived in Hanover Park, Illinois for many years. He decided to join the Squadron after hearing about it from a friend, Brian Churchill. Beginning in 2006, Ted has been known in the Squadron for his aviation related photography. He also serves on the Squadron board as the secretary. In addition to Squadron related activities, Ted assists at Airventure in the area of Warbirds camping and parking. His favorite Warbird is the TBM Avenger.

Financial / Communications Officer: Brian D. Churchill

Brian D. Churchill was born in Chicago, IL. He was visiting EAA Oshkosh in July of 1997 when he first came to know of Warbirds Squadrons. He met two representatives from EAA Warbirds Squadron 4 that fine day by the name of Jim Delaney and Tim Bauer. Brian became a Squadron 4 member in September of 1998 and holds Squadron number of 119. He joined the Board in March of 2000 with the idea of creating a website, and as you can see now, this site has grown. He is now Treasurer/Communications Officer for the Squadron. Brian is also the Chairman of EAA Warbirds Camping and Auto Parking at AirVenture. He also holds a Private Pilot certificate, and rents a Cessna 172 SP based at the Kenosha, WI Airport (KENW). He does have a favorite Warbird and that is the Vought F4U Corsair.