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"The first group of American planes to land on an American Airfield in France."

- P-47's of the 397th Fighter Squadron, likely at Advanced Landing Ground A-1 (St. Pierre Du Mont) on or about 13 June 1944. Serials are obscured, but they are possibly P-47D D3-B 42-75844 and P-47D D3-D 42-76327, 397th FS, 368FG, 9AF.



  • 9th Air Force
  • 368th Fighter Group

    368th Fighter Group

    The 368th Fighter Group flew P-47s in combat from England from March 1944. In the days after D-Day the Group supported Allied ground troops fighting in the Cherbourg penisula and then around St. Lo. The Group received a DUC for flying seven missions in...

  • 397th Fighter Squadron


Date Contributor Update
14 May 2018 15:39:51 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2018 15:57:40 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations