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A combined force of 80 P-47s is despatched from 56FG and 78FG on fighter sweeps in the Le Touquet, France area. No enemy aircraft are encountered. No losses or claims.
1. LE TOUQUET
Fighter sweep of Le Tourquet, France area.
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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