Interesting article about V1 shootdowns and Tipping

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What surprised me were the claims of 40 V1s by 8th/9th AF pilots.
 
One P-47 pilot, Capt Edwin Fisher, an ace with the 362nd FG, destroyed 3 of them on one mission. The 3 V-1s are displayed prominently on the "victory board" of his P-47 Thunderbolt in a well known photo.

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What you want is the book Diver! Diver! Diver! By Brian Cull, daily diary of the V-1 campaign, there is a list and summary of claims in appendix II. Including the 2 claimed by Lancasters and 2 by Avengers (1 of these by a very accurate gunner). 40 USAAF claims, 15 by P-47, 14 by P-51, 10 by P-61, 1 by B-26.

354th Fighter Squadron with P-51, 6.5 claims.
381st Fighter Squadron with P-51, 5 claims.
422nd Fighter Squadron with P-61, 5 claims.
425th Fighter Squadron with P-61, 5 claims.
377th Fighter Squadron with P-47, 3 claims.
412th Fighter Squadron with P-47, 2.5 claims.
356th Fighter Squadron with P-51, 2 claims.
Unknown Fighter Squadron with P-47, 2 claims.
Unknown Fighter Squadron with P-51, 0.5 claim.
365th Fighter Squadron with P-47, 1.5 claims.
22nd Fighter Squadron with P-47, 1 claim.
512th Fighter Squadron with P-47, 1 claim.
513th Fighter Squadron with P-47, 1 claim.
514th Fighter Squadron with P-47, 1 claim.
367th Fighter Squadron with P-47, 1 claim.
5th Emergency Rescue Squadron with P-47, 1 claim.
4th Bombardment Squadron with B-26, 1 claim.
 

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