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After Action Report
Date of Action: April 24, 2009
VMF-251 rolled at 2304 with 10 109F-4s to defend A33 with Air Raiders.
Squadron formed up and climbed to altitude, entering close defensive orbit, while Air Raiders patrolled gap between A33 and A37. Downey vanished 2307.
Air Raiders made initial contact with inbound strike and engaged escort. VMF-251 vectored to intercept, sighted enemy strike package with Typhoon and Hurricane escorts W of field. Wyatt ordered squadron to engage.
Wyatt and Trol shot down B-25s at 2340.Joffe shot down three and MEF4UD one at 2341. Trol shot down 2341. aJoust shot down two B-25s and Bodie one at 2342. Joffe and Sidle shot down B-25 each, and MEF4UD one Hurricane at 2343. Sidle shot down B-25 and 2344. Roche shot down 2345.
aJoust landed with wounds at 2345. Morgan shot down 2346. Wyatt ditched with damage at 2347. Viper shot down Typhoon at 2348. MEF4UD shot down 2348. Sidle landed at 2349. Joffe shot down B-25 at 2350. Bodie bailed out 2350.
Joffe landed with wounds at 2352.