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VIII Fighter Command FO - 17 BOMBER SUPPORT

13 May 1943

Official description

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Description

A combined force of 124 P-47s is despatched from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG in support of the 1st Bomb Wing formation attacking the aircraft factories at Meault, France. These aircraft did not escort the bombers in the traditional sense, but provided sweeps of the routes to and from the target. There are no losses or claims.

Service

People

  • Fred Sherman

    Military | Colonel | Pilot & Co-Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He was the 32nd officer to complete a 25 mission tour. Joined group in 15 January 1943. He flew 13 missions as C. Dale Briscoe's Co-pilot and then received his own crew in May 1943. He flew the JERAVAD "Un Petite Peu." His last mission was on 28...

Aircraft

  • 42-5826 JERAVAD "Une Petite Peu"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 2/3/43; Walla Walla 29/3/43; Lowry 10/4/43; Presque Is 24/4/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-W] Thurleigh 7/5/43; Missing in Action Kiel 29/7/43 with Keith Conley, Co-pilot: Vince DeVos, Bombardier: Bob Sanford, Radio Operator: Frank...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 January 2015 19:59:05 Lee8thbuff Created entry with name, date and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 1-Jan-15. Description based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

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