I'm trying to look in to this huge battle to make a mission for ETO.
Basically, USAAF fighters simulated bombers and drew up a massive Luftwaffe defense, so they could engage. It worked a bit too well, and two gaggles of German planes (80-100 aircraft each) intercepted.
I'm looking for some more facts. Here's what I have so far.
American Groups consisted of:
352nd Fighter Group operating from RAF Bodney
353rd Fighter Group
357th Fighter Group operating from RAF Leiston
On Wikipedia (page for 357th Fighter Group) it has that P-47's were involved, but I haven't found anything about that.
German Groups consisted of:
III/JG 27 - Bf-109?
IV/JG 27 - Bf-109?
IV/JG 54 - Fw-190A-8
I/JG 300 - Bf-109G-14
III/JG 300 - Bf-109G-14
IV/JG 300 - Bf-109G-14
Stab/JG 301 - Fw-190A-8
I/JG 301 - Fw-190A-9
II/JG 301 - Fw-190A-9
The Germans and Americans clashed 100 miles SW of Berlin, N of Leipzig.
Thats all I have. Any input would be appreciated.