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Who ‘Shot’ down the First Me 262 Jet Fighter?

Credit for the first Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter to be ‘brought down’ in combat belongs to Joseph Myers and Manford Crory of the P-47D-equipped 78th Fighter Group, who manoeuvred a 1./KG 51 machine into the ground on August 28, 1944. The German pilot survived.  No shots were fired by both sides.  It happened again on […]

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