339th Fighter Group History

The 339th Fighter Group established the following records during its tenure:

* Most EA destroyed (air-ground) by a Fighter Group in the first year of combat in the ETO (European Theater of Operations) = 692

* Most EA destroyed (ground) by a group in its first year of combat = 453

* Most EA destroyed (ground) by a group in one month (April 1945) = 15

* Most EA destroyed (ground) by a group in one week (April 10-16, 1945) = 223

* Most EA destroyed (air-ground) in 3 successive assaults (April 10,16,17, 1945) = 291

* Most EA destroyed (ground) in 3 successive strafing missions (April 10,16,17,1945) = 290

* First group to destroy 100+ EA on single mission (April 10, 1945) = 105

* First group to destroy 100+ EA in two missions (April 10 & 16, 1945) = 105/118
  
(source of information: "First Combat Anniversary" bulletin, April 30, 1945.) 

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