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Old 23rd September 2006, 06:48
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Re: 15th AAF fighter escort tactics?

The tactics for 12thAF and 15th AF were pretty much the same as the evolved 8thAF. The USAAF did a prety good job of disseminating "Lessons Learned"

You had Area Patrols in which a Group or Squadron would go to a designated point and sweep that are ahead or with the Bombers, but in a specific Area. You had Escort/Ramrod in which the the Fighters would RV with the bombers and different squadrons would take specific areas (left right lead high) on the Bomb Wing they were assigned to (Ramrod). Even the terminology Ramrod, Rodeo, etc were the same.
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