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