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June, 1944

The long awaited invasion of the European continent came on June 6th.  The effectiveness of the air superiority campaign was quite evident as there were very few reported attacks by German fighters against the invasion forces.  Four crews and planes were lost during this month which saw heavy action and, for the first time, the use of strategic bombers in a ground support role during the breakout at
St. Lô.

MACR #

Date

Tail Number

Pilot

Cause

5928

20 Jun 44

42-95098

1st Lt Charles H. Thornton

Hit by flak; 4 KIA, 6 POW

6166

21 Jun 44

42-50329

1st Lt Richard R. Plant

Hit by flak; 7 KIA, 2 POW

6766

21 Jun 44

42-95130

1st Lt Joseph D. Salisbury

Hit by flak, ditched; 6 KIA, 4 RTD

6731

27 Jun 44

42-95280

1st Lt Clifton G. Miller

Hit by flak; 4 KIA, 2 POW, 4 EVD


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