Operation Yokum

This was the Allied tactical air support undertaking associated with ‘Dragoon’ (i) (15 August 1944).

The operation was undertaken in support of Lieutenant General Alexander McC. Patch’s US 7th Army by the 2,100 aircraft of Major General John C. Cannon’s US 12th AAF, in the form of Brigadier General Gordon P. Saville’s XII Tactical Air Command, operating from bomber bases in Italy and from 14 specially constructed fighter airfields around Bastia in northern Corsica, and by the 216 aircraft carried on the nine escort carriers of Rear Admiral T. H. Troubridge’s command within Vice Admiral H. Kent Hewitt’s Western Task Force.