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487th Fighter Squadron / 487FS

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On January 1, 1945, Asch airfield was the site of a major aerial battle during the Luftwaffe’s Operation Bodenplatte. The FW-190’s and Bf-109’s of JG-11 arrived at Asch just as the 487th FS of the 352nd FG were rolling down the runway, the ensuing battle came to be known as the Legend of Y-29. The pilots of the 487th Fighter Squadron who took off did so under fire and in the face of overwhelming odds. The 487th scored 23 kills while suffering only 2 damaged aircraft in the face of 3:1 odds. For their performance,the 487th received the only Distinguished Unit Citation given to a fighter squadron in the European theatre.


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