Need Help Identifying German Fighter Squadron

German Luftwaffe 1935-1945.
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dsetzer
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Need Help Identifying German Fighter Squadron

Post by dsetzer » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:36 am

On February 19, 1944 the B-25 bombers of the 321st Bomb Group flew in support of the Anzio beachhead. The formation was attacked by a large group of enemy fighters, and one ship was shot down.

Here is the description from the war diary:

"Groups of 6/8 to 15/20 E/A attacked in pairs after leaving target. ME-109’s, FW-190’s and one ME-210 and Vacchi 202 reported—ME’s in majority. Most attacked from rear, and some ME-109’s attacked near the target after dive-bombing. Seven ME-109’s and two FW-190’s destroyed. Two ME-109’s probably destroyed."

An historian is writing a book about the incident and would like to know if anyone can identify the German squadron(s) that were involved.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Dan Setzer
Baltimore, MD USA
Memoirs of a German Private in WWII:
http://www.DanSetzer.us/Mork

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