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Old 27th September 2014, 17:50
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Victories of 339th Fighter Group (8thAAF) over Germany

hi,

Please what were the victories of the 339th FG on 18 November and 26 November 1944 ?

It seems over the cities of : Neuberg and Misberg (?).

Can we know the opponents?
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Old 28th September 2014, 19:12
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Re: Victories of 339th Fighter Group (8thAAF) over Germany

Hello,
The book "339th Fighter Group" -Turner Publishing Company, Paducah, Kentucky is a help.

Page 226
18th November 1944 - Mission 170 - Fighter sweep - 1317-A - Mannheim, Germany.
26th November 1944 - Mission 174 - Bomber Escort - W-496-A - Hanover, Germany.

From page 228 to page238 is a list of both air and ground credits(Destroyed/Probable/Damaged) for each pilot .

On page 36
18 November '44
No 170 - F/O#1317A - (1032-1445)
No losses to enemy action.
Claims
1 Me-109 - Shot down - Capt Shafer (503).
1 Me-109 - Shot down - Capt Beavers (503).
1 Me-109 - Shot down - Lt. Marsh (503).
1 Me-109 - Probably Shot down - Lt. Stillwell (503).
1 Me-109 - Shot down -Lt. Mead (504).
1 Me-109 - Shot down, 1 Me-109 - Damaged - Capt Johnson (505).
1 Me-109 - Shot down -Lt. Malarz(505)/Lt.Rich(505).
1 Me-109 - Shot down -Lt. Bundgaard (505).
Losses
Lt. Spaziano (503) killed, flying low over "friendly" ground troops, mistaken for an enemy aircraft and hit by a "terrific barrage of fire".( MACR 10294 - P-51D-10 - 44-14829).
Lt. Young (505) Shot down by heavy AA near Metz, forced to parachute, captured-POW. (MACR 10293 - P-51D-10 - 44-14729).
Lt. Travis (505) Shot down by AA near Kaiserlautern - killed. (MACR 10296 - P-51D-15 - 44-14368).

26 November '44
No 174 - W-496A - (1035-1437)
Claims -
3 FW190s Shot down, 1 FW190 Probable, 1 FW190 Damaged - Lt. Marsh (503).
2 FW190 Shot down - Capt Johnson (503).
2 FW190 Shot down - Capt Henderson (503).
2 FW190 Shot down - Capt Beavers (503).
2 FW190 Shot down - Capt Edens (503).
2 FW190 Shot down - Lt. Wilson (503).
1 FW190 Shot down - Lt. French (503).
1 FW190 Shot down - Lt. Coe (503).
1 FW190 Shot down - Lt. Petitt (503).
1 FW190 Shot down - Lt. Stillwell (503).
1 FW190 Damaged - Lt. Allen (503).
1 FW190 Damaged - Lt. Gokey (503).
1 FW190 Shot down - Lt. Bates (504).
5 FW190s Shot down - Lt. Daniell (505).
1 FW190 Shot down - Lt. Phillippi (505).
1 FW190 Shot down - Lt. Phillippi (505)/Lt. Loveless (505).
1 FW190 Shot down -Lt. Stiles (505).
1 FW190 Shot down, 1 FW190 damaged - Lt. Bundgaard (505).
1 FW190 Shot down - Lt. Girzi (505).
Losses -
Lt. Van Cleave (504) - Killed. (MACR 10545 - P-51D-5 - 44-13938).
Lt. Stiles (505) - Killed. (MACR 10546 - P-51D-10-44-14113).

Refs for MACR was aviationarchaeology.com

As for the Luftwaffe, try to get hold of "Luftwaffe Over Germany-Defense of the Reich" by Caldwell & Muller.
Page 253 has this about the 26th November '44.
I & II JG 1.
III JG 6 - 6 KIA , 6 WIA.
JG301 - 26 KIA, 13 WIA.
IV/JG27 & IV/JG54 - 32 Bf109's 4 Fw190's.
Total losses - 60 KIA, 32 WIA.
119 a/c.
Also place the Luftwaffe part of the question on the "Luftwaffe" section of the website.

All the very best
Alex

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Old 28th September 2014, 21:51
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Re: Victories of 339th Fighter Group (8thAAF) over Germany

Bonsoir Alex,

Thank you very much indeed for your so precious help.
That's not the first time you help me !
Kind regards
Philippe
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Re: Victories of 339th Fighter Group (8thAAF) over Germany

JG 301 were hit badly first by 355th FG and 2SF from Misburg past Hannover to the south until 1245, then the 339th FG from south of Hannover to Dummer Lake

The 355th also encountered JG1 an JG6 ne of Misburg from 1215 to 1240
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Re: Victories of 339th Fighter Group (8thAAF) over Germany

Bonjour,

Your last information are so ... important ! Thank you very much indeed !
Have good researches !
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