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118 P-47s form 4FG; 56FG; and 78FG are despatched to fly fighter sweeps over Belgium and Holland. 1 P-47 from 56FG Failed to Return (FTR), the pilot is taken POW. The fighters claim 0-1-0 on enemy aircraft.
1. BELGIAN COAST / DUTCH COAST
Fighter sweep of Belgium and Holland coasts. One 56th Fighter Group Missing in Action (MIA) pilot last seen in Channel.
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...
Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...
The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...
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