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Old 12th April 2007, 16:30
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USAAF claims on 29 July 1944 over France

Hello,

I'm searching the claims of USAAF (fighters units) in France, against Me 109s, on 29th July 1944. I need : times and places of the claims, identities and units of the concerned US pilots.

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Old 12th April 2007, 16:48
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Re: USAAF claims on 29 July 1944 over France

At 1445 near Domfort pilots of the 387th FS, 365 FG, claimed a shared 109.

At 1430 near St. Lo, Capt. Emmer, Lts. Dean, Bickel, Reynolds, Chapman and Overfield of the 353rd FS, 354th FG, shared a 109.
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Old 12th April 2007, 19:58
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Re: USAAF claims on 29 July 1944 over France

Hello John,

are you sure about the date? According to "Stars and Bars" by Frank Olynyk these 353rd FS claims were actually made on 26th July 1944, not 29th. Tthe location of the combat is given as St Sever Forest.

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Old 12th April 2007, 20:51
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Hello John,

are you sure about the date? According to "Stars and Bars" by Frank Olynyk these 353rd FS claims were actually made on 26th July 1944, not 29th. Tthe location of the combat is given as St Sever Forest.

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Thank you Ota; you are correct. I was not paying attention to the date closely. sorry Babin.
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Old 7th October 2008, 02:03
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Re: USAAF claims on 29 July 1944 over France

Hello----

This reply to an old thread, just to confirm info. from John.

Capt. Wallace N. Emmer is credited with 2.5 a/c on 26 July 44, types of a/c not specified. With 6 pilots sharing the a/c described by John, then Capt. Emmer must have shared another to reach the 2.5 mark.

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Old 8th October 2008, 08:53
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Re: USAAF claims on 29 July 1944 over France

Hello Pierre,

according to the excellent book "USAAF (European Theater) Credits for the Destruction of Enemy Aircraft in Air-To-Air Combat" by Frank Olynyk, the only USAAF claims in France that day are:
1 Me-109 dam. Savray area (Gavray?) 19:00 by Lt/Col. Leo C. Moon 404FG
2 FW-190 dam. Savray area (Gavray?) 19:05 by 2/Lt. John W. Wainwright 508FS-404FG

Probably US pilots were facing the FW-190s of the I and II JG1, which claimed 2 P-47 at Villedieu-Les-Poeles at 19:08.


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Old 9th October 2008, 10:27
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Re: USAAF claims on 29 July 1944 over France

Thank you very much, Marco

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