But they would also have been more vulnerable to ground fire.
JG27 made three rescue attempts, but was brought down by ground fire.
They would not say whether the guards were hit by ground fire or from the air.
We have been hit by hostile ground fire and are going down.
And Lead, you were taking ground fire through most of your run.
There was not nearly as much ground fire this time, and I saw nothing of the larger guns.
I wondered why there hadn't been as much ground fire that time.
The ground fire was much worse than it had been that morning.
On 3 September, he was killed in action by ground fire.
Five P-47s were lost, all but one shot down by ground fire.