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1FG despatches 36 P-38s to escort the bombers of 97BG and 301BG in their attack of the German airfield Projeau at Morlaix, France. The escort is recalled causing a recall of 301BG.
First attempted use of P-38s as escorts.
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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