VIII FC dispatches its first mission—11 aircraft of 31st Ftr Gp on a practice run over France.
11 Spitfire MK V from 31st Fighter Group are sent on a practice Rodeo.
1. PRACTICE RUN OVER FRANCE
A practice "Rodeo". No losses, claims or casualties.
The 31st Fighter Group only flew missions from England between June and September 1942 but during this period they supported the Dieppe raid, the assault on occupied Europe, predominantly by the Canadian army. The attack was forced into early retreat...
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