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An unknown number of P-47s from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG are scheduled to provide escort for the B-17 formation headed to France, but the escort is cancelled even before the entire formation is airborne because the bomber mission was recalled. One P-47 from 4FG is MIA and is ditched into the English Channel due to a mechanical malfunction. The pilot is rescued.
A P-47 force was in the process of being despatched to escort the bombers headed for France. One P-47 from 4th Fighter Group crashed into the English Channel after a malfunction. Pilot rescued
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