368th Fighter Group in Action
From D-Day to Victory - June 1944 to May 1945
Page Three - Ardennes to Victory
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On 1Jan45, upon arrival of the advanced parties to Metz, France
the airfield came under atttack by the German Air Force.  The
German's launched Operation Bodenplate attacking allied
Line shack at Metz.
Top & Right:  A7-A upended and severely damaged during the
raid.  The 395th FS lost several aircraft, The 365th FG who was
stationed at Metz lost 20 P-47's during the raid.  2 squadrons of
the 365th FG had taken off on missions prior to the raid.

Below:  Quad .50 Anti-Aircraft crew at Metz.