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Haigotron
08-17-2007, 09:51 PM
I was recently reading up on dieppe, and I was surprised to see that there was a substantial air battle over the skies of Dieppe

Haigotron
08-17-2007, 09:51 PM
I was recently reading up on dieppe, and I was surprised to see that there was a substantial air battle over the skies of Dieppe

VW-IceFire
08-17-2007, 09:52 PM
Yep...I think the very first Mustang air to air kill was a RAF Mustang Mark I that shot down a FW190. Large scale operation of the Bostons, Typhoons, and I think even the first of the Spitfire F.IX models were on the scene.

leitmotiv
08-17-2007, 10:03 PM
The Fark Wuffs wreaked havoc. There is a book about the air battle over Dieppe:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Greatest-Air-Battle-Aviation-Cl...id=1187409767&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Greatest-Air-Battle-Aviation-Classics/dp/1898697744/ref=sr_1_1/202-8024015-2092611?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187409767&sr=1-1)

Johnnie Johnson nearly copped it on that day to an FW which out-turned his Spit V. See his autobio, WING LEADER.