Formation Types

Discussion in 'All Hands Club & Canteen Discussion Area' started by cody1947, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. cody1947

    cody1947 Member

    Can someone explain the meaning of this is an example of a Formation Type:

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  2. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

  3. billrunnels

    billrunnels Active Member

    This is the cover of a book authored by our son and has nothing to do with aviation. How in the world did you pick up on it?

    Bill Runnels
  4. terveurn

    terveurn Active Member

  5. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

    I think Richard (cody1947) is looking for the "Low Low" squadron element position; when it was employed.
    B-17 Squadron Formation including 'Low Low' element.jpg
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2017
  6. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

  7. billrunnels

    billrunnels Active Member

    In 1945 the 303rd used a 10 aircraft squadron formation. 4 in the lead element and 3 in each the high and low. Normally three squadrons were assigned. On maximum efforts the fourth squadron was assigned.
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