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65th Fighter Wing 100 and Field Order 101

26 May 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

Not yet known

Mission details

1. DUTCH COAST

Description

FIGHTER SWEEP

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

First mission for 479th Fighter Group. The 479th Fighter Group is the last of the 15 8th Air Force Fighter Groups to enter combat.

Units

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:08 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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