511th Tactical Fighter Squadron

511th Tactical Fighter Squadron

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 511th Tactical Fighter Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 10th Tactical Fighter Wing, stationed at RAF Alconbury, England. It was inactivated on 30 December 1992. Established as a dive-bomber squadron in early 1943, trained under Third Air Force with A-24 Banshees (the USAAF version of the Navy Douglas SBD Dauntless). Converted to a P-39 Aircobra squadron in August and finally into a P-47 Thunderbolt fighter squadron in late 1943. Deployed to the European Theater of Operations (ETO), being assigned to IX Fighter Command in England in early 1944. Engaged in ground attacks of enemy fortifications; controlled bridges, railway lines, roads, armor and troop concentrations in Occupied France and the Low Countries; carrying out fighter sweeps of Luftwaffe-controlled airfields. Flew patrols over the Normandy Landing Beaches, 6 June 1944, later taking up station in newly-constructed airfields in liberated areas of France.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 449g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134933090
  • 9786134933094