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VIII Fighter Command FO-158 PRACTICE FIGHTER SWEEP

15 October 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

55FG despatches and unknown number of P-38s on a practice sweep with a formation of B-24s. No other details are provided in the source data. There are no losses or claims.

Mission details

1. ENGLISH COAST

Description

PRACTICE SWEEP

Aircraft type

P-38 Lightning

Notes

55th Fighter Group performed a practice sweep with B-24s. No information on which B-24 groups participated or how many B-24s were despatched.

Units

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 36

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2015 22:49:55 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 5-Jul-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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