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A combined formation of 96 P-47s is depatched from 4FG and 56FG to fly high altitude sweeps over the Blankenberghe/Calaise area. Enemy fighters are encountered and 1 is shot down. No losses on the American formation.
1. BLANKENBERGE / DUNKIRK
High altitude fighter sweep of Blankenburghe/Dunkirk are. 56th Fighter Group scores one kill.
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