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VIII Fighter Command FO-129 PRACTICE SWEEP

9 September 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

36 P-47s from 355FG are despatched on a practice fighter sweep along the Holland/Belgium coast. No losses or claims.

Mission details

1. ENGLISH CHANNEL

Description

FIGHTER SWEEP

Aircraft type

P-47 Thunderbolt

Notes

355th Fighter Group make a practice fighter sweep over the English Channel.

Units

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 36

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 June 2015 21:28:02 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 6-Jun-2015. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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