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RAF Fighter Sweep

25 March 1942

Official description

Major Cecil P Lessig becomes first Eighth Air Force pilot to fly a mission over France during the Second World War. Flying a Spitfire with RAF 64 Squadron, Lessig participates in a 36-aircraft Fighter sweep that is recalled when 50 Fighters challenge them.

Description

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Mission details

1. Fighter Sweep

Description

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Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

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Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 36

Service

People

  • Cecil Lessig

    Military | Brigadier General | Operations and training officer, Deputry Chief of Staff
    Lessig first served with the US Navy as an airplane mechanic before transferring to the USAAF in 1935. He served as a pilot with the 20th Pursuit Squadron, the ...

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Date Contributor Update
13 August 2019 15:18:27 Emily Created event
Sources

USAAF Combat Chronology

Date Contributor Update
13 August 2019 15:17:25 Emily Created entry with name, date and official description
Sources

USAAF Combat Chronology

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