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A formation of 44 P47s is despatched on a fighter sweep over the Calaise/St. Pol/Abbeville/Cayuex area of France. Enemy fighters are encountered and the fighters claim 0-2-0 on the enemy.
NOTE: Roger A. Freeman in his "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" reports 2 P-47s MIA in this encounter, but these have not been identified or documented with a Missing Air Crew Report.
1. CALAIS / SAINT-POL / ABBEVILLE / CAYEUX
Fighter sweep of Calais/St. Pol/Abbeville/Cayeux area. 78th Fighter Group loses two Missing in Action (MIA). No record could be found concerning which two aircraft were lost.
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 ...
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