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Jan 14, 1945

The 357th Fighter Group flew bomber escort duty to the German town of Derben in what was to become known as 'Big Day.' The 'Yoxford Boys' downed 56.5 enemy aircraft. It was the highest single day total of any US fighter group in the ETO. The 357th lost only three Mustangs and the three pilots were made POWs.

Theater:  European Theater

ItemType:  Event

Source:  Michael Huggins

Date Added: 2011-01-14

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