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A combined force of 153 P-47s from 78FG; 325FG; 353FG; and 355FG are despatched to performa fighter sweep in the Leeuwarden area of Holland before joining the B-17 bomber formations attacking at Anklam and Marienburg, Germany. There are no losses or claims.
1. ANKLAM -MARIENBURG
Fighters perform a sweep of the Leeuwarden, Holland area before joining the bombers
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