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VIII Fighter Command FO - 54 FIGHTER SWEEP

24 June 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

A combined force of 80 P-47 is despatched from 56FG and 78FG to make a fighter sweep of the of the Hague and St. Omer areas. A small group of enemy fighters is encountered and the American airmen claim 1-0-1 of the enemy aircraft. There are no losses.

Mission details

1. THE HAGUE / SAINT OMER

Description

FIGHTER SWEEP

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Fighter sweep of the Hague and St. Omer areas

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 80

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2015 20:17:36 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 5-Jan-2015. Description based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2015 20:15:54 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 5-Jan-2015. Description based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:21 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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