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VIII Fighter Command OFFENSIVE PATROL

10 April 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

4th Fighter Group despatches 1 P-47 on an offensive patrol.

Mission details

1. Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK

Description

FIGHTER PATROL

Aircraft type

P-47 Thunderbolt

Notes

4th Fighter Group has discontinued flying Spitfires and despatch P-47s. The Spitfire will be used as a photographic aircraft from this point forward.

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 2

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2014 18:15:05 Lee8thbuff Changes to name
Sources

Lee Cunningham 30-Dec-2014. Changed title, FO 1 did not occur until 13-Apr-43.

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2014 21:10:16 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 29-Dec-2014. Description based on 'The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2014 21:08:03 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 29-Dec-2014. Description based on 'The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:19 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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