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VIII Fighter Command FO-149 FIGHTER SWEEPS

3 October 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

70 P-47s from 4FG and 353FG are despatched to fly fighter sweeps over the English Channel. No enemy aircraft are encountered and there are no losses or claims. Freeman has this mission erroneously identified as FO-65.

Mission details

1. ENGLISH CHANNEL

Description

FIGHTER SWEEP

Aircraft type

P-47 Thunderbolt

Notes

Fighter sweeps over the English Channel.

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...

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 70

Service

People

  • Charles Dinse

    Military | First Lieutenant | 353rd Fighter Group

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 July 2015 19:04:19 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 2-Jul-2014. 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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