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After Action Report
Date of Action: March 5, 2010
Squadron took off at 2258 from A45 with 12 Hurricane Mk.Is, assigned to defend airfield with JV44 and VF-17. Squadrons formed up by flights and began climb to altitude, to patrol location E of field.
At about 2345 formation of enemy aircraft spotted low and heading towards the field. Defensive CAP turned to intercept and engaged.
Lane shot down Bf-110 at 2350, and Sidle shot down Ju-88 at 2351. Once initial attack was driven off squadron returned to patrol. Red and White Flights vectored NE while Blue covered area around airfield, and sporadic contact made with one or two 110s in area, but enemy withdrew rather than pressing engagement.
Lane crashed at 0030, remainder of squadron recovered by 0045.