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67th Fighter Wing NO FO designation

28 December 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

This is the first combat operation for the entire 20th Fighter Group. 36 P-38s are despatched to fly fighter sweeps along the Dutch coast. No enemy aircraft are encountered and there are No losses or claims.

Mission details

1. DUTCH COAST

Description

FIGHTER SWEEP

Aircraft type

P-38 Lightning

Notes

First group mission for 20th Fighter Group although individual squadrons have been flying with the 55th Fighter Group since 3-Nov-43.

Units

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 36

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2015 21:55:38 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 27-Jul-2015. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

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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