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VIII Fighter Command ESCORT & SWEEP

15 October 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

4FG despatches 36 Spitfires to escort an RAF mission of A-20 Bostons and 24 P-38s to join the RAF in "Circus" 227 over the Le Havre, France area.

Mission details

1.

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Escort for RAF Bostons. Target not in available data.

Units

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 36

2. LE HARVE

Description

FIGHTER CIRCUS

Aircraft type

P-38 Lightning

Notes

Despatched on Circus 227 to Le Harve, France.

Units

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 24

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2014 09:53:00 Emily Changes to event
Sources

Changed 14th FG to 4th FG in accordance with Lee Cunnignham's revision- See Below

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2014 17:26:16 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 27-Oct-2014. Mission description based on "Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman. NOTE: Event Detail assigning P-38s to "14th Fighter Group" is a typographical error, but uneditable, should be "4th Fighter Group.

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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