357fg missions from Italy

Discussion in '357th FG' started by Milos, May 13, 2016.

  1. Milos

    Milos Member

    Hello,

    in search of what fighter group gave cover to Halyard mission evacuation from occupied Serbia, I found info that 357fg flew it from San Severo, Italy, while they were on shuttle mission.
    Here is quote:
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    Source:
    https://books.google.rs/books?id=a1...=onepage&q=mission halyard p-51 cover&f=false

    Can anybody confirm this story?
    Or if they were at least in Italy at the time (10-13 August 1944.)

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    Please note that there is rumor that 332fg Tuskegee airmen flew on that mission, but there is no mention of it in war diary and NMRs, and Gregory Freeman's book mistakes it to other evacuation.
     
  2. Milos

    Milos Member

    I have found some info on their mission list:
    http://www.cebudanderson.com/357missionlist.htm
    Note: From Aug 6 through 12 Aug, the major portion of the Group was engaged in FRANTIC plan #5 - shuttle mission to Russia. Data on these missions follows.
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    4 Aug 10- Escort, Medical C-47s, No Losses/No Victories, 6:40, Col Graham

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    It seems that they were flying that mission.
     
  3. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    Milos, The Great Rat Race For Europe of Joey Maddox is a very good book of the 357th FG
    ISBN 978-1-4628-8629-6

    Jaap
     

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