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VIII Fighter Command FIGHTER INTERCEPT

22 September 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

31FG scrambles 2 Spitfires to intercept enemy aircraft. One enemy aircraft is destroyed.

Mission details

1.

Description

FIGHTER INTERCEPT

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Spitfires scrambled to intercept enemy aircraft. One enemy aircraft destroyed.

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
Enemy aircraft claimed as Destroyed by Fighter Command 1

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2015 18:42:52 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 15-Feb-2015. Added claims on enemy aircraft to statistics per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2014 19:27:44 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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