Mar 04, · Major (later Lt. Col.) James A. Goodson, who had joined the RAF in and downed a total of 14 German planes, said, “The P, in spite of its weight and size, was an amazing aircraft. Jan 31, · In extensive air-to-air fighting with German planes over Bremen, the 8th Air Force loses 16 unescorted bombers due to heavy anti-aircraft artillery Author: American Experience.
May 17, · Map used by Col Don Blakeslee, commander of the famous 4 th Fighter Group, on an escort mission to Berlin. The black line represented the course of the bombers, and the red line was the path of the escort fighters. The 4 th FG claimed 26 enemy planes destroyed on this mission. As the bombers formed up over the Channel, short-range British Supermarine Spitfire fighters climbed to escort the heavies to the Continent. There, Republic P Thunderbolts took over, escorting the flying armada to the German border. But insufficient range prevented the Thunderbolts from keeping the bombers company all the way to the target.
The list of aircraft of World War II includes all the aircraft used by those countries which were at war during World War II from the period between their joining the conflict and the conflict ending for them. Aircraft developed but not used operationally in the war are in the prototypes section at the end. Prototypes for aircraft that entered service under a different design number are. There are a total of 80 WW2 American Bomber Aircraft. in the Military Factory.. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of .