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VIII Fighter Command FIGHTER SWEEP

30 September 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

31FG despatches 42 Spitfires on a practice sweep along the Channel coast of England.

Mission details

1. ENGLISH COAST

Description

FIGHTER SWEEP

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Practice fighter sweep near UK coast.

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 42

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2014 10:56:04 Emily Changes to media associations
Sources

Associated media based on images associated with mission in Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Diary

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2014 16:01:23 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 27-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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