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11 Spitfire MK V from 31st Fighter Group are sent on a practice Rodeo. A "Rodeo" was the code name given to a fighter sweep over enemy territory.
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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