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VIII Fighter Command FO - 33 BOMBER SUPPORT

29 May 1943

Official description

Not yet known


A fcombined force of 131 P-47s is despatched to support the bomber formation attacking at Rennes, France. There are no losses and the fighters calim 0-1-0 on enemy aircraft.

Mission details




Aircraft type

P-47 Thunderbolt


Despatched in support of bomber operations but not an escort per-se.


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Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 131


Date Contributor Update
04 January 2015 21:49:36 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description

Lee Cunningham 4-Jan-2015. Added description based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:20 AAM AAM ingest

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'.