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VIII Fighter Command FIGHTER SWEEP

16 September 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

1FG despatches 24 P-38s on a fighter sweep of the French coastline between Dieppe and Le Touquet, France.

Mission details

1. DIEPPE / LE TOUQUET

Description

FIGHTER SWEEP

Aircraft type

P-38 Lightning

Notes

Fighter sweep of French coastline between Dieppe and Le Touquet.

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 24

Service

People

  • James Thorsen

    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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2014 19:20:15 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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