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VIII Fighter Command FO - 45 FIGHTER SWEEP

13 June 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

78FG despatches 44 P-47s on a Rodeo in the Ypres-St.Pol area. A "Rodeo" is the RAF code for a fighter sweep. Enemy fighters are engaged and 2 P-47s are MIA but 78FG claims 2-0-2 of the enemy fighters.

Mission details

1. YPRES / SAINT-POL

Description

FIGHTER RODEO

Aircraft type

P-47 Thunderbolt

Notes

Fighter rodeo in the Ypres/St. Pol area. We get 2, Germans get 2.

Units

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 44

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2015 18:03:21 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 6-Jan-2015. Description based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:20 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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