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8th Air Force Field Order 330

7 May 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

Not yet known

Mission details

1. Liège, Belgium

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

A mix of 24 P-47s and 51 P-51s from 8th Air Force escort the bombers without loss.

Units

  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    Group
    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    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...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA
Number of aircraft Sent 75
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 0

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 June 2016 12:23:03 Rainer Changes to event
Sources

http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/lps51153/airforcehistory/usaaf/chron/ind...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:14 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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