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VIII Fighter Command FO-107 FIGHTER SWEEPS

18 August 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

40 P-47s from 353FG are despatched on fighter sweeps in the Westhoofed/Woensdrecht/Knokke area. There are no losses or claims.

Mission details

1. WESTHOOFD / WOENSDRECHT / KNOKKE

Description

FIGHTER SWEEP

Aircraft type

P-47 Thunderbolt

Notes

Fighter sweep of Westhoofd, Woensdrect and Knooke, Holland area.

Units

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 40

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2015 18:06:56 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 24-May-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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