2nd November 1944, 65 years ago.....

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  1. Erich

    Erich the old Sage
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    remember the fallen from this epic air battle when the two LW Sturmgruppen : IV.Sturm/JG 3 took on the 91st bomb group and II. Sturm/JG 4 took on the 457th bomb group in the air operation(s) over Merseberg.

    what a hell-hole for both sides....

    there are plenty of on-line articles for both bomb groups, first hand stories-accounts and even our very own member, B-17sam was there.

    RIP

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    Didnt the 352nd FG get a unit citation for their actions that date?
     
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    May 8, 1944 (352FG) and January 1, 1945 (487FS/352FG) PUC's
     
  4. Erich

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    the US 20th fg claimed some 28 LW craft and the 352nd fg claimed some 39. I personally believe that many US bombers hit by Flak were actually attacked by the heavy 2cm / 3cm's Minengescho├č rounds of the SturmFw's. no doubt the 91st and the 457th bg's gave great account of themselves the two Fw units lost a host of a/c
     
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