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After Action Report
Date of Action: September 12, 2008
VMF-251 took off at 2309 from A12 in ten Bf-110s for strike against A32 with Precision and Righteous Vengeance. 251 flights as follows:
VMF-251 took lead position in strike. Bf-110s to proceed as a group at low altitude, entering canyon N edge of 11.12 for approach to base under cover. At 12.12.7 strike divided to prepare for simultaneous attack from three directions. Righteous Vengeance to strike from W, Precision from N, and VMF-251 from E. Lane crashed 2332.
Strike divided at 12.12 as planned. However contact with enemy forced Righteous Vengeance to proceed with attack while Precision and 251 moved into position. Before other squadrons ready Righteous Vengeance reported target area destroyed.
VMF-251 proceeded S along 14.12, requesting alternate target. Ordered by CiC to strike A4 as secondary. 251 turned N from 14.11 area and approached from S.
251 encountered large number of enemy aircraft low at target. Wyatt downed La-5 on first pass at 2354, but shot down at 2355. aJoust claimed P-39D at 2354 and destroyed two field guns and ammo bunker at 2355, before being shot down 2356. Sidle shot down P-39D and 2355, shot down afterwards. Morgan destroyed gun at 2355, shot down 2356. 1Duke1 shot down 2356. MEF4UD destroyed two field guns at 2355, shot down 2356. Roche shot down 2356. Trol claimed P-39 at 2356. HAMMERR destroyed four P-39s on ground at 2354, ad 2355, shot down 2355.