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  1. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    24 August 1942
    One group of 12, and another of 6, Spitfires of 31FG are despatched to intercept an enemy raider. No enemy aircraft is sighted.

  2. VIII Bomber Command 6

    VIII Bomber Command 6

    27 August 1942
    97BG despatches 9 B-17s to bomb the shipyards at Rotterdam, Holland.

  3. Middle East Air Force

    Middle East Air Force

    27 August 1942

  4. VIII Bomber Command 7

    VIII Bomber Command 7

    28 August 1942
    97BG despatches 14 B-17s to bomb the Avions Portez aircraft factory at Meault, France.

  5. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    28 August 1942
    31FG despatches Spitfires for: A diversion for the bombers making the attack on Meault, France; fighter sweep of areas near Meault, France; in support fro the RAF Tangmere Wing; and patrol over Selsey Bill, UK.

  6. Middle East Air Force

    Middle East Air Force

    28 August 1942

  7. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    29 August 1942
    31FG despatches 36 Spitfires to patrol along the French coast; 1FG despatches 2 P-38s on a fighter intercept on enemy raiders. First use of P-38s by 8th AF in the ETO.

  8. VIII Bomber Command 8

    VIII Bomber Command 8

    29 August 1942
    97BG despatches 13 B-17s to attack German airfields at Courtrai, France.

  9. Middle East Air Force

    Middle East Air Force

    29 August 1942
    B-24 Liberators are sent to attack shipping near Crete, but return without bombing. B-25 Mitchells carry out a night attack.

  10. Middle East Air Force

    Middle East Air Force

    30 August 1942

  11. Middle East Air Force

    Middle East Air Force

    31 August 1942

  12. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    01 September 1942
    1FG/71FS despatches 32-P-38s in a fighter sweep over the English Channel; 52FG despatches 12 Spitfires in a practice fighter sweep.

  13. Middle East Air Force

    Middle East Air Force

    01 September 1942

  14. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    02 September 1942
    31FG and 52FG despatch Spitfires in patrols and sweeps along the French coast; off St. Catherines Point, UK; and over the English Channel between Manston, UK and Calais, France

  15. Middle East Air Force

    Middle East Air Force

    02 September 1942

  16. Middle East Air Force

    Middle East Air Force

    03 September 1942

  17. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    04 September 1942
    1FG scrambles 2 P-38s on patrol off Ibsley, UK; 31FG despatches 2 Spitfires on patrol off of Selsey Bill, UK.

  18. Middle East Air Force

    Middle East Air Force

    04 September 1942

  19. VIII Bomber Command 9

    VIII Bomber Command 9

    05 September 1942
    15BS despatches 12 DB-7 A-20 bombers to attack the port area of Le Harve, France. 1st mission for 15BS under 8th AF control; 97BG & 301BG attack the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen/ Sotteville, France.

  20. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    05 September 1942
    31FG despatches 24 Spitfires to escort DB-7 A-20 Boston III bombers of 15BS in their attack on the port area of Le Harve, France

  21. Middle East Air Force

    Middle East Air Force

    05 September 1942

  22. VIII Bomber Command 10

    VIII Bomber Command 10

    06 September 1942
    15BS despatches 12 DB-7 A-20 Boston IIIs to attack the German airfield of Drucat at Abbeville, France; 92BG & 97BG together despatach 51 B-17s to bomb the Avion Portez aircraft factory ar Meaulte, France; 301BG despatches 13 B-17s to attack German...

  23. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    06 September 1942
    1FG scrambles 2 P-38s to intercept enemy aircraft, but none are sighted.

  24. VIII Bomber Command 11

    VIII Bomber Command 11

    07 September 1942
    97BG despatches 15 B-17s to bomb the shipyards at Rotterdam, Holland; 301BG despatches 14 B-17s to bomb targets of opportunity (O) in and around Utrecht, Holland.

  25. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    08 September 1942
    1FG despatches a total of 6 P-38s on practice sweeps with the RAF and 2 of these are scrambled to intercept enemy aircraft, but none are sighted.

  26. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    10 September 1942
    52FG despatches 11 Spitfires in a fighter sweep over enemy occupied areas along the coast of France.

  27. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    16 September 1942
    1FG despatches 24 P-38s on a fighter sweep of the French coastline between Dieppe and Le Touquet, France.

  28. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    17 September 1942
    1FG despatches 24 P-38s on a fighter sweep of the English Channel and French coast.

  29. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    22 September 1942
    31FG scrambles 2 Spitfires to intercept enemy aircraft. One enemy aircraft is destroyed.

  30. VIII Fighter Command 133 SQ. RAF

    VIII Fighter Command 133 SQ. RAF

    26 September 1942
    14 aircraft and pilots took off from Great Sampford for Bolthead, Devonshire, landing there at 1230 hours. At 1350 hours and after a very sketchy briefing, 12 aircraft of the Squadron took off together with 401 with orders to make rendezvous with a...

  31. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    26 September 1942
    31FG despatches 37 Spitfire in a fighter sweep diversion for the bombers attacking the German airfield of Maupertus at Cherbourg, France.

  32. VIII Bomber Command 12

    VIII Bomber Command 12

    26 September 1942
    97BG and 301BG together despatch 45 B-17s to bomb the German airfields of Maupertus near Cherbourg and Porjeau at Morlaix, France. 301BG is recalled because the fighter escort of p-38s from 1FG is recalled. The 97BG aborts the mission over the Bay of...

  33. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    26 September 1942
    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.

  34. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    30 September 1942
    31FG despatches 42 Spitfires on a practice sweep along the Channel coast of England.

  35. VIII Bomber Command 13

    VIII Bomber Command 13

    02 October 1942
    97BG and 301BG together despatch 43 B-17s to bomb the Avion Portez aircraft factory ar Meaulte, France; 97BG also despatches 6 B-17s to attack the German airfield Longuenesse at St. Omer, France which is intended as a diversion to the main attack at...

  36. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    02 October 1942
    1FG despatches 31 P-38s to escort bombers attacking the aircraft factory at Meaulte, France, sustaining one loss. 1FG also despatches 34 Spitfires on a sweep over the English Channel; 52FG despatches 7 Spitfires on a sweep over the English Channel; 4FG...

  37. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    06 October 1942
    52FG despatches 18 Spitfires to patrol for enemy ships in the English Channel. This is the last mission for 52FG with the 8th AF before their transferred to North Africa.

  38. VIII Bomber Command 14

    VIII Bomber Command 14

    09 October 1942
    Bombers are dispatched to bomb the steel and engineering works of the Compagnie de Fives at Lille, France and the locomotive and freight car works of Ateliers d'Hellemmes at Lille which are the Primary (P) targets. Other targets are Courtrai Airfield,...

  39. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    09 October 1942
    1FG despatches 36 P-38s to escort RAF "Circus" 224; 4FG despatches 36 Spitfires as a diversion for the bombers attacking at Lille, France.

  40. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    14 October 1942
    4FG despatches 11 Spitfires to attack enemy shipping off the Holland coast.

  41. VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    15 October 1942
    4FG despatches 36 Spitfires to escort an RAF mission of A-20 Bostons and 24 P-38s to join the RAF in "Circus" 227 over the Le Havre, France area.

  42. VIII Fighter Command ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command ESCORT

    20 October 1942
    4FG despatches 10 Spitfires on defensive sorties in support of 2 aircraft on convoy patrol. 1 is lost. First 8th AF MIA of a fighter pilot.

  43. VIII Fighter Command SWEEP

    VIII Fighter Command SWEEP

    21 October 1942
    14FG despatches 14 P-38 aircraft on a fighter sweep of the French coast.

  44. VIII Bomber Command 15

    VIII Bomber Command 15

    21 October 1942
    German U-Boat pens are Lorient, France are the Primary (P) targets for this mission along with the German airfield at Cherbourg, France. 93BG despatches 24-B-24s to Lorient, but cloud cover prevents them from bombing. The main attack force to Lorient...

  45. VIII Fighter Command WEATHER RECON

    VIII Fighter Command WEATHER RECON

    22 October 1942
    2 Spitfires from 4th Fighter Group are despatched on a weather reconnaissance mission.

  46. VIII Fighter Command DEFENSIVE SORTIES

    VIII Fighter Command DEFENSIVE SORTIES

    23 October 1942
    14 Spitfires from 4th Fighter Group are despatched on defensive sorties.

  47. VIII Fighter Command DEFENSIVE SORTIES

    VIII Fighter Command DEFENSIVE SORTIES

    24 October 1942
    22 Spitfires from 4th Fighter Group are despatched on defensive sorties.

  48. VIII Fighter Command ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command ESCORT

    25 October 1942
    35 Spitfires from 4th Fighter Group are despatched to escort RAF "Circus" 232. 14th Fighter Group despatches 24 P-38s to provide rear support for the Circus. This is the last mission for 14rh Fighter Group with the 8th AF in the ETO prior to their...

  49. VIII Fighter Command RHUBARB

    VIII Fighter Command RHUBARB

    29 October 1942
    4th Fighter Group despatches 2 Spitfires to attack enemy shipping. This is the first 8AF "Rhubarb"

  50. VIII Fighter Command RHUBARB

    VIII Fighter Command RHUBARB

    31 October 1942
    4th Fighter Group despatches 2 Spitfires on a "Rhubarb".