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A force of 96 P-47s is depatched from 4FG and 56FG to make a fighter sweep over the Gravelines/Baileul/Knokke area. The Germans are beginning to oppose these sweeps and send up fighters to engage. None of the American fighters are lost and the group claims 3-0-2 of the enemy fighters.
1. GRAVELINES / BAILLEUL / KNOKKE
Fighter sweep of Gravelines/Baileul/Knokke area finally gets some action and 56th Fighter Group records 3 kills.
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