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VIII Fighter Command FO-141 FIGHTER DIVERSION

23 September 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

A combined force of 74 P-47s from 325FG and 355FG are despatched to act as a diversionary force for the B-26s attacking the German airfied of Beauvais/Tille, France. There are no losses or claims.

Mission details

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Description

FIGHTER DIVERSION

Aircraft type

P-47 Thunderbolt

Notes

Diversion for the B-26s attacking Beauvais/Tille airfield

Units

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 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 74

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2015 20:39:02 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 28-Jun-2015. Added bomber gunner claims to Nantes element statistics per "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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