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Practice Rodeo (05 August 1942)

5 August 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

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.

Mission details

1. PRACTICE RUN OVER FRANCE

Description

PRACTICE RODEO

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

A practice "Rodeo". No losses, claims or casualties.

Units

  • 31st Fighter Group

    31st Fighter Group

    Group
    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...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 December 2014 14:49:45 Emily Changes to event
Sources

http://www.usaaf.net/chron/42/aug42.htm

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2014 17:57:10 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 19-Oct-2014. Rodeo information added. For other RAF mission codes see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_RAF_code_names

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2014 23:41:04 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 19-Oct-2014. "Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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