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After Action Report
Marine Fighting Squadron 251

Date of Action: December 18, 2009
Base of Operations: A46
Division Assignment: Defense V36

VMF-251 formed up on A46 runway at 2302 with six Me-163s:

Red Flight
Lt. Col. Wyatt
2nd Lt. Millsaps

Blue Flight
Capt. Sidle
1st Lt. Trol

White Flight
1st Lt. Roche
1st Lt. Bodie

Squadron under order to launch upon call from Mighty 316th to defend V36.

About 2335 radar alerts around V36 triggered launch order, and VMF-251 took off and climbed to altitude of 35,000ft. Wyatt ordered engines off and squadron glided to target.

Defenses over V36 sighted handful of P-51s over target. Second group of P-47s followed and began dive-bombing attacks on base. VMF-251 engaged.

Trol compressed and crashed at 2340. Wyatt shot down P-47 at 2341. Sidle and Wyatt shot down additional P-47s at 2342. Bodie crashed and Roche shot down 2342. Millsaps shot down P-47 at 2343.

Wyatt landed out of fuel at vehicle base at 2346, and Millsaps ditched nearby. Sidle engaged with pair of P-51s, heavily damaged one but aircraft was destroyed in collision with remains of P-51.

Personnel Status
Lt. Col. David Wyatt Landed Safely
2nd Lt. Billy Millsaps Ditched
Capt. Michael Sidle Collision
1st Lt. Trol Crashed
1st Lt. Neil Roche Shot Down
1st Lt. Norwood Bodie Crashed

Equipment Status
6 Me-163B 2 Recovered

4 Lost

Pilot Victories
Lt. Col. David Wyatt 2
2nd Lt. Billy Millsaps 1
Capt. Michael Sidle 1