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VIII Fighter Command FO-79 FIGHTER SWEEP

25 July 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

34 P-47s from 56FG are despatched to perform a fighter sweep in support of RAF bombers.

Mission details

1.

Description

FIGHTER SWEEP

Aircraft type

P-47 Thunderbolt

Notes

Fighter sweep in support of RAF Bostons - target unknown.

Units

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    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...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 112

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2015 16:49:58 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-May-2015. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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