August 15th, 2014, 02:54
<Title>ETO Dieppe Polish 303 sq. P/O Socha HH 611
Yea they fought very well, indeed.
<Overview>During the Battle of Dieppe on 19th August 1942, Operating from Redhill, as a part of the Northolt Wing, 12 Spitfires VB took off for the first patrol. Lead by S/Ldr Zumbach, Poles arrived over Dieppe at 10:11, and were met by intense flak. Down at the cost, mostly Canadian troops were already in a fierce battle. At the height of 8000 feet the unit was jumped by a number of German FW190s. In the ensuing scuffle some Poles engaged enemy fighters while others went after dive bombing Ju88s and Do 217s. After some 30 minute combat in good visibility and at 5000 feet, the squadron was withdrawn from the area. Suffering no losses, the 303 pilots claimed 3 FW190, 2 Ju88 destroyed and 4 FW190s...