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VIII Fighter Command ESCORT & INTERCEPT

6 September 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

1FG scrambles 2 P-38s to intercept enemy aircraft, but none are sighted.

Mission details

1.

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

37 Spitfires provide escort for the A-20s.

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

2.

Description

FIGHTER INTERCEPT

Aircraft type

P-38 Lightning

Notes

Scrambled to intercept enemy aircraft. No enemy aircraft are sighted.

Units

  • 1st Fighter Group

    1st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 1st Fighter Group were initially deployed to Britain in the summer of 1942 as part of Operation Bolero. After shuttling through a number of different bases in the UK, the Group was reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force in September 1942 and supported...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 2

Service

People

  • Leigh Stewart

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 6 September 1942 in B-17 41-9026 'Baby Doll' while serving as Pilot. Crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2014 18:49:36 Lee8thbuff Changes to name
Sources

Lee Cunningham 26-Oct-2014. Edit to title.

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2014 18:47:36 Lee8thbuff Changes to name
Sources

Lee Cunningham 26-Oct-2014 Edit to title.

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2014 18:45:55 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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