VIII Fighter Command26 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.
Description: FIGHTER ESCORT
Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
Notes: First attempted use of P-38s as escorts.
- Aircraft sent: 36
Lee Cunningham 26-Oct-2014. Mission description based on 'Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A Freeman.
Lee Cunningham 21-Oct-2014. Edit to Mission Title
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'.