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303rd Bomb Group (H) History

September 20th    

September 20, 1943
303rd BG: A mission to Kerlin-Bastard, France was scrubbed.

September 20, 1944
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS 8th AF: 679 P-38s, P-47s and P-51s are dispatched to support the First Allied Airborne Army in the Arnhem and Nijmegen areas of the Netherlands; 644 aircraft strafe and bomb ground targets; intense light flak claims 1 P-51 plus 1 P-38, 1 P-47 and 1 P-51 damaged beyond repair and 3 P-47s and 4 P-51s damaged; air attacks aid ground troops in taking valuable bridges in the area and in the advance toward Arnhem.

8th AF history extracted from Jack McKillop's USAAF Combat Chronology

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