Need Help Identifying German Fighter Squadron

German Luftwaffe 1935-1945.
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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.
Dan Setzer
Baltimore, MD USA
Memoirs of a German Private in WWII:

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