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A combined force of 79 P-47s from 56FG and 353FG are despatched to provide escort for the 1st Bomb Division formations attacking at Nantes, France. No aircraft are lost and the fighters calim 2-0-1 of attacking German fighters.
Escort for B-17s on raid to Nantes, France
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...
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Military | First Lieutenant | 353rd Fighter Group