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Old 22nd March 2010, 12:44
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V-1 bombs shot down by U.S. Air Force

Dear colleagues,
does anyone know how many V-1 bombs were shot down by U.S. Air Force and what pilots the credits were given to? As far as I can tell, one of them (or even the very first fo them) was Capt. Rymond M. Walsh from the 406th FG.
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Old 22nd March 2010, 13:00
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Re: V-1 bombs shot down by U.S. Air Force

Hi,
check out "Diver! Diver! Diver!" by Brian Cull, it details every V-1 kill by both RAF + USAAF (available on Amazon)

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Old 22nd March 2010, 13:07
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Re: V-1 bombs shot down by U.S. Air Force

Bruce,

I think in this case Brian can give a little...maybe the numbers, or something along those lines.

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Bruce,

I think in this case Brian can give a little...maybe the numbers, or something along those lines.

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Yes, please:-)
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Re: V-1 bombs shot down by U.S. Air Force

Not coming from Brian's book, but you can find some data there:

http://aces.safarikovi.org/victories....victories.pdf
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Re: V-1 bombs shot down by U.S. Air Force

Strange - Capt. Walsh is not listed here...
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Re: V-1 bombs shot down by U.S. Air Force

Hi Filip - hope this helps.

Firstly, thanks Laurent for indicating Jan's list - I sent the information to Jan! It saves me the job of extracting same from 'Diver Diver Diver.'

However, there is at least one omission on his list - that of Ray Walsh. He was credited with a V-1 on 18/6/44. I haven't time at the moment to check but all that I could find on US V-1 kills are in the book. The total credits appear to be 31 plus one shared. But do bear in mind that I was unable to find any 'official' list of US claims - so there may be more.

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