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After Action Report
Date of Action: December 12, 2008
VMF-251 took off at 2303 with five Bf-109G-14s from airfield 194 to escort strike on Allied airfields. Squadron consisted of:
Maj. Wyatt took off later from 148 on detached flight.
Morgan led squadron to rendezvous with assigned bomber strike group, but contact never made. VMF-251 encountered eight P-47s at about 2330 and engaged.
Sidle shot down 2333. Bodie shot down 2334, King at 2336, and Roche at 2337. Morgan crash-landed 2339.
Wyatt patrolled engagement area at about 0000, engaged multiple B-26s alone on approach but no victories, later assisted CAS squadrons under attack by P-51s, suffered engine damage and crash-landed at 0004.