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2 Spitfire Mk V from 31st Fighter Group are despatched on a defensive fighter patrol. 11 Spitfire Mk V from 31st Fighter Group are despatched to fly top cover on a feint "Rodeo" to Dieppe, France. A "Rodeo" is the RAF code name for a fighter sweep over enemy territory.
A defensive patrol. 11 of the aircraft fly as top cover on a feint "Rodeo" to Dieppe. No losses or casualties, but patrol claims one enemy aircraft damaged.
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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Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot/Squadron Commander | 31st Fighter Group
CO 308th FS first and third combat tours
HQ 350th FG second combat tour
CO 79th FG post War Germany
Spitfire Mk VIII HL+B "Nightshade"
P-51D HL+B "Nightshade IV"
3 air kills plus 1 ME-262 damaged