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VIII Fighter Command FIGHTER SWEEP

10 September 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

52FG despatches 11 Spitfires in a fighter sweep over enemy occupied areas along the coast of France.

Mission details

1. FRENCH COAST

Description

FIGHTER SWEEP

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Fighter sweep of enemy territory.

Units

  • 52nd Fighter Group

    52nd Fighter Group

    Group
    Two of the Squadrons of the 52nd Fighter Group flew Spitfires with RAF Fighter Command in August and early September 1942 from northern Ireland. After these preparatory missions, the Group joined the Twelfth and then Fifteenth Air Force in the...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2014 19:15:09 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 26-Oct-2014, Mission description based on "Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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