Azores Gap - 1944-1945

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Volyn
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Azores Gap - 1944-1945

Post by Volyn » 16 Jul 2019 15:38

Lagens Field was used in the final years of the Atlantic campaign for anti-U-Boat warfare in the Azores Gap; it also acted as an aircraft service facility for planes making a transatlantic flight. I am attempting to identify which aircraft maintenance units from the US Army Air Forces were stationed at Lagens Field from 1944-1945, does anyone know where such a list can be found?
https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/daily ... ld-war-ii/

Lagens Field - Azores Islands 29 DEC 1944.jpg
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Edward L. Hsiao
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Re: Azores Gap - 1944-1945

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 30 Jul 2019 06:19

I'm rather surprised that the Germans doesn't know about the Azores Gap Islands and that there were no bombing attacks at all at that area.

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Sid Guttridge
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Re: Azores Gap - 1944-1945

Post by Sid Guttridge » 30 Jul 2019 14:51

Hi Edward,

The return flight from the nearest Axis-held airfields would be about 4,500 kilometers, and these were lost in August 1944.

What type of aircraft are you proposing to use?

Cheers,

Sid

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