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VIII Fighter Command ESCORT

26 September 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

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.

Mission details

1. MORLAIX

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

P-38 Lightning

Notes

First attempted use of P-38s as escorts.

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 36

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2014 19:52:42 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
21 October 2014 22:09:17 Lee8thbuff Changes to name
Sources

Lee Cunningham 21-Oct-2014. Edit to Mission Title

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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