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XyZspineZyX
07-10-2003, 06:24 PM
I was reading "Bf 109 Aces of North Africa and the Mediterranean (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces, No 2)" and found mention of the USAAF using both SpitVs and P-40s in the Sicilian and Italian campaings all the way until fall of 1943. I was surprised to see that the USAAF used those types at such a late date. The LW was flying G-10s in Italy at this point. Meeting G-10s while flying P-40s had to be a rough experience!

XyZspineZyX
07-10-2003, 06:24 PM
I was reading "Bf 109 Aces of North Africa and the Mediterranean (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces, No 2)" and found mention of the USAAF using both SpitVs and P-40s in the Sicilian and Italian campaings all the way until fall of 1943. I was surprised to see that the USAAF used those types at such a late date. The LW was flying G-10s in Italy at this point. Meeting G-10s while flying P-40s had to be a rough experience!

XyZspineZyX
07-10-2003, 07:25 PM
Ground attack duty. Had to have been.

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XyZspineZyX
07-10-2003, 07:32 PM
That a typing error

Page 73.

In common with outer unit that continued flying the Bf109, all of JG27 received the G-10, except the III.Gruppe.

next sentence:

Operationally the Bf109G-14 was one............

my note:
The Bf109G-10 was issued to the operatinal unit by early fall 1944. But it seems also too early for the G-14. The G-14 was first available to the Geschwader by June 44, namely JG4/76/77.

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Message Edited on 07/10/0307:33PM by KIMURA