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Nov 16, 1944

The 332d Fighter Group escorted B-24 bombers of the 304th Bombardment Wing to and from Munich West marshaling yards. During the mission, the group encountered several Me-109 enemy fighters that attempted to shoot down the bombers. Captain Luke J. Weathers of the 302d Fighter Squadron shot down 2 of the 43 enemy fighters. The 52d Fighter Group also escorted the 304th Bombardment Wing that day. Lt. Roger Romine died in an aircraft accident after the aircraft of another escort pilot crashed into his. Capt. Luke J. Weathers of the 302nd Fighter Squadron earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroic actions on this day.

Theater:  European Theater

ItemType:  Event

Source:  Tuskegee Airmen

Date Added: 2013-11-20

Tags: 332nd Fighter Group, 302d Fighter Squadron, 52d Fighter Squadron, 304th Bombardment Wing, Tuskegee Airmen, DFC

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