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VIII Fighter Command Field Order 02 - RODEO 202

13 April 1943

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40 P-47s are despatched to participate in RAF Rodeo 202. A "Rodeo" is a fighter sweep over enemy territory. 4FG (24); 56FG (4); and 78FG (12). This is officially recorded as the first combat mission for 56FG. 1 P-47 from 56FG sustaines an engine failure but the pilot manages to glide the aircraft for a belly landing near Deal, UK.


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30 December 2014 18:47:00 Lee8thbuff Created entry with name, date and description

Lee Cunningham 30-Dec-2014. Descriptionbased on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.