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VIII Fighter Command DEFENSIVE SORTIES

23 October 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

14 Spitfires from 4th Fighter Group are despatched on defensive sorties.

Mission details

1.

Description

DEFENSIVE SORTIES

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Defensive sorties.

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 14

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2014 17:00:31 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 29-Oct-2014. 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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