NINTH AIR FORCE P47S HIT NAZIS IN FRANCE TO AID INFANTRY

From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes

Striking four miles in front of advancing American troops in France, Ninth Air Force Thunderbolt fighter-bombers yesterday battered supply dump at Lessay and strafed German trenches and foxholes to the west of the front-line town. Weather curtailed other Allied aerial operations.

The P47s also dive-bombed fixed gun positions between Periers and Lessay and hit rail and highway bridges in the St. Lo area. One plane was lost.

Preceding the U.S. assault was a Lancaster attack early in the morning on a target identified only as a military objective in northern France.



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Republic P47 Thunderbolt in flight.



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