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A combined force of 130 P-47s is deptached from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG to provide escort for the heavy bomber formation despatched to Villacoublay, France. The formation tangles with German fighters and the 56FG loses 4 P-47 to direct cause by enemy aircraft and a 5th is so damaged that the pilot abandoned the aircraft over the North Sea near Great Yarmouth and is recued by ASR. The Americans claim 3-3-2 of the enemy fighters.
56th Fighter Group gets mauled losing 5 aircraft and 4 pilots (one aircraft came down in the sea off Scratby, pilot rescued).
Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...
Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...
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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Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
Captain Raymond Clare was from Angola, Indiana, and had enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force before the United States' entry into the war. He arrived in England in March 1942 and was assigned to No. 71 Eagle Squadron of Americans in the RAF...
Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot; Operations Officer | 56th Fighter Group
Killed in Action (KIA) on 26 June 43 in P-47 (Serial ?)