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VIII Fighter Command FIGHTER SWEEPS

28 August 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

31FG despatches Spitfires for: A diversion for the bombers making the attack on Meault, France; fighter sweep of areas near Meault, France; in support fro the RAF Tangmere Wing; and patrol over Selsey Bill, UK.

Mission details

1.

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Top cover for the RAF Tangmere Wing.

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 12

2.

Description

FIGHTER SWEEP

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

A diversion for the B-17s attacking Meault, France.

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 12

3.

Description

FIGHTER SWEEP

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

A fighter sweep.

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 12

4. SELSY BILL

Description

FIGHTER PATROL

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Patrol over Selsey Bill, UK.

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 2

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2014 17:14:29 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 26-Oct-2014. Mission description based on "Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:18 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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