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VIII Fighter Command FO - 27 COASTAL PATROL

23 May 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

Weather continues to hamper operations. The 4FG despatches 6 P-47s on English coastal patrols. No enemy sigthed. No losses.

Mission details

1. English Channel

Description

COASTAL PATROL

Aircraft type

P-47 Thunderbolt

Notes

6 P-47s are despatched on patrol of the English Coast.

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 6

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2015 20:25:50 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 4-Jan-2015. Corrected event location and statistics, "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2015 20:16:35 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 4-Jan-2015. Added description based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:20 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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