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A force of 41 P-51s from 4FG are despatched on a fighter sweep, search and destroy, operation in the area of Bordeaux, France. 7 aircraft Failed to Return - 2KIA 4POW 1EVD. The fighters claim 12-0-0 of German aircraft in the air and 9-0-4 on the grond. There are no other losses, casualties or claims.
41 P-51s are despatched on this mission to carry out a sweep in the Bordeaux area. The fighters claim 12-0-0 of German aircraft in the air and 9-0-4 on the ground.
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...
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Military | Major | Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
Captain Smith was from Boise, Idaho, and was born 8 June 1914. He attended the College of Idaho, then worked for the Idaho Power Co. About 1941 he moved to California. He joined the Army Aviation Cadet programme, but left abruptly and was accepted by...
Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return from "Rhubarb" to the Bordeaux area of France on 21 March 44, while strafing the Caen-Carpiquet airfield. Shot down by Flak and crashed near Tailleville, 14km North of the Caen-Carpiquet airdrome....