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VIII Fighter Command FO - 55 FIGHTER SWEEP

24 June 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

A force of 48 P-47s is despatched from 4FG to make a fighter sweep of the Hesdin/Boulogne/ Doullenes area of France. No enemy aircraft are encountered. There are no losses or claims.

Mission details

1. HESDIN / BOULOGNE / DOULLENS

Description

FIGHTER SWEEP

Aircraft type

P-47 Thunderbolt

Notes

Fighter sweep of Hesdin/ Boulogne/Doullens area

Units

  • 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 48

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2015 20:19:57 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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