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4th Fighter crew "Debden Eagles" КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Osprey Publishing LtdСерия: Aviation Elite devices 30Автор(ы): Chris BucholtzЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2008Количество страниц: 66x2ISBN: 978-1-84603-321-6Формат: pdf OCRРазмер: 45,9 mb RAPIDили IFOLDER sixty eight

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4th Fighter Group ''Debden Eagles''

4th Fighter team "Debden Eagles" КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Osprey Publishing LtdСерия: Aviation Elite devices 30Автор(ы): Chris BucholtzЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2008Количество страниц: 66x2ISBN: 978-1-84603-321-6Формат: pdf OCRРазмер: 45,9 mb RAPIDили IFOLDER sixty eight

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Six more bombed a pair of bridges, damaging borh of rhem. In rhe process, as rhe 334rh FS peeled off ro arrack rhe larrer rargers, 2Lr James Scorr collided wirh rhe P-5! Lr Eacorr Allen and losr rhe rail off his P-51 B ar 2500 fc corr was killed, bur Allen successfully evaded and evenrually rerurned ro England. The inrerdicrion missions in suppon of rhe invasion conrinued on 10 June. A Ramrod Area Suppon mission by rhe 334rh FS (led by Lr 01 Clark) ro Morlaix airfield was followed by some rrain srraflng.

5 fighrers were desrroyed, falling ro ILr James Scorr, rlofer, Jones, Lajeunesse and Sharp. Unforrunarely, ILr Mark Kolrer was ki lied in mysrerious circumsrances. He was heard calling for a hom ing, bu r he never responded. Kolrer perished when his P-5] B crashed. AJso losr during rhe mission were Capr Willard Millikan and ILr Sam Young, who collided while dodging flak. Borh men baled our and became PoWs. Poor wearher made rhe escorr mission on 3] Maya somewhar confused affair, so 2Lr Hofer broke off on his own and joined up wirh rhe 357rh FG.

On ]3 April, Col Blakeslee led a Target Wirlldrawal Support mis ion to chweinFurt that lasted five hours. The bombers were already oming under attack when the P-51 s reached the rendezvous point south ofAschaFFenburg, and the 4th was immediately engaged by a group oF20 Fw 190s. Wear on the tail of 1Lt Bob Hills' P-51B 43-6717 is clearly evident. Assigned to the 4th FG in May 1944, this aircraft was eventually withdrawn from use three months later after suffering irreparable battle damage. The previous month, Hills had been named D Flight commander.

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