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  1. VIII Bomber Command 15

    VIII Bomber Command 15

    21 October 1942
    German U-Boat pens are Lorient, France are the Primary (P) targets for this mission along with the German airfield at Cherbourg, France. 93BG despatches 24-B-24s to Lorient, but cloud cover prevents them from bombing. The main attack force to Lorient...

  2. VIII Fighter Command WEATHER RECON

    VIII Fighter Command WEATHER RECON

    22 October 1942
    2 Spitfires from 4th Fighter Group are despatched on a weather reconnaissance mission.

  3. VIII Fighter Command DEFENSIVE SORTIES

    VIII Fighter Command DEFENSIVE SORTIES

    23 October 1942
    14 Spitfires from 4th Fighter Group are despatched on defensive sorties.

  4. VIII Fighter Command DEFENSIVE SORTIES

    VIII Fighter Command DEFENSIVE SORTIES

    24 October 1942
    22 Spitfires from 4th Fighter Group are despatched on defensive sorties.

  5. VIII Fighter Command ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command ESCORT

    25 October 1942
    35 Spitfires from 4th Fighter Group are despatched to escort RAF "Circus" 232. 14th Fighter Group despatches 24 P-38s to provide rear support for the Circus. This is the last mission for 14rh Fighter Group with the 8th AF in the ETO prior to their...

  6. VIII Fighter Command RHUBARB

    VIII Fighter Command RHUBARB

    29 October 1942
    4th Fighter Group despatches 2 Spitfires to attack enemy shipping. This is the first 8AF "Rhubarb"

  7. VIII Fighter Command RHUBARB

    VIII Fighter Command RHUBARB

    31 October 1942
    4th Fighter Group despatches 2 Spitfires on a "Rhubarb".

  8. VIII Fighter Command RAMROD ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command RAMROD ESCORT

    06 November 1942
    4th Fighter Group despatches 21 Spitfires to escort an RAF Ramrod of DB-7 A-20 Bostons making an attack on Caen, France

  9. VIII Bomber Command 16

    VIII Bomber Command 16

    07 November 1942
    A combined bomber force of 56 B-17s are despatched by 91BG, 301BG and 306BG to bomb the U-Boat pens at Brest, France. This is the first mission flown by 91st Bomb Group. This element is joined by 12 B-24s from 93BG. To aide the attacking bomber force,...

  10. VIII Bomber Command 17

    VIII Bomber Command 17

    08 November 1942
    Two Primary (P) targets are the objects of this mission: the German airfield of Drucat at Abbeville, France and the Atclier d'Hellemmes locomotive works at Lille, France. 91BG despatches 15 B-17s to Abbeville and 301BG and 306BG despatch a combined...

  11. VIII Fighter Command WITHDRAWAL SUPPORT

    VIII Fighter Command WITHDRAWAL SUPPORT

    08 November 1942
    4th Fighter Group despatches 36 Spitfires to provide support to the bombers returning from the mission to bomb Lille, France on 8-Nov-42.

  12. VIII Bomber Command 18

    VIII Bomber Command 18

    09 November 1942
    The U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are the target of this mission conducted by a combined force of 33 B-17s from 91BG and 306BG together with a combined force of 14 B-24s from 44BG and 93BG. The B-24 formation bombs from altitudes between 17,500 ft...

  13. VIII Fighter Command ESCORT

    VIII Fighter Command ESCORT

    09 November 1942
    36 Spitfires from 4th Fighter Group escort RAF bombers attacking the port area at Le Harve, France.

  14. VIII Fighter Command REAR SUPPORT

    VIII Fighter Command REAR SUPPORT

    10 November 1942
    Rear support for RAF Bostons. 36 Spitfires from 4th Fighter Group are despatched.

  15. VIII Fighter Command SWEEP & RECCE

    VIII Fighter Command SWEEP & RECCE

    11 November 1942
    A reconnaissance to locate enemy shipping is conducted by 2 Spitfires from 4th Fighter Group another 23 Spitfires from 4FG are despatched on defensive sorties.

  16. VIII Bomber Command 19

    VIII Bomber Command 19

    14 November 1942
    The U-Boat pens of La Pallice, France are the Primary(P) target for a combined bomber force of 21 B-17s from 91BG (14) and 306BG (7); 93BG also joins the raid with 13 B-24s. However, La Pallice is completely clouded over, so instead, the bombers attack...

  17. VIII Fighter Command SHIPPING RECCE

    VIII Fighter Command SHIPPING RECCE

    14 November 1942
    6 Spitfires are depatched from 4th Fighter Group on a reconnaissance for enemy shipping near the English coast.

  18. VIII Fighter Command STRAFING

    VIII Fighter Command STRAFING

    16 November 1942
    Ground strafing mission along the French coast by 6 Spitfires despatched from 4FG.

  19. VIII Bomber Command 20

    VIII Bomber Command 20

    17 November 1942
    The U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are the Primary (P) target for a combined force of 49 B-17s despatched from 91BG (20), 303BG (16) and 306BG (13). Another element of 14 B-24s despatched from 93BG also joins the bombing force on St. Nazaire. The...

  20. VIII Fighter Command SHIPPING RECCE

    VIII Fighter Command SHIPPING RECCE

    17 November 1942
    4th Fighter Group despatches 6 Spitfires on reconnaissance over the English Channel looking for enemy shipping.

  21. VIII Bomber Command 21

    VIII Bomber Command 21

    18 November 1942
    The U-Boat pens at Lorient and La Pallice, France are the Primary (P) targets for this mission. However, those at St. Nazaire, France are attacked by 21 B-17s of 303BG when they are mistaken for those of Lorient. The force attacking Lorient is composed...

  22. VIII Fighter Command STRAFING

    VIII Fighter Command STRAFING

    18 November 1942
    2 Spitfires are despatched by 4th Fighter Group to strafe ground targets of opportunity near the French coast. One locomotive is claimed as destroyed.

  23. VIII Fighter Command SHIPPING PATROL

    VIII Fighter Command SHIPPING PATROL

    19 November 1942
    8 Spitfires from 4th Fighter Group are dispatched on patrol for German ships near the English coast.

  24. VIII Fighter Command RHUBARB

    VIII Fighter Command RHUBARB

    20 November 1942
    2 Spitfires from 4th Fighter Group are despatched on a 'Rhubarb' near the French coast. 1 Spitfire, AA752 with 1Lt Roy W. Evans experiences a mechanical failure and is ditched into the North Sea. Lt. Evans manages to swim ashore near Foulness, Essex.

  25. VIII Bomber Command 22

    VIII Bomber Command 22

    22 November 1942
    The U-Boat pens at Lorient, France are the Primary (P) target of this mission. A combined force of 68 B-17s despatched from 91BG (18), 303BG (18) 305BG (23) and 306BG (9) against the target but a 10/10 could cover prevents all but 11 from 303BG from...

  26. VIII Bomber Command 23

    VIII Bomber Command 23

    23 November 1942
    The U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are the Primary (P) for this mission. A combined force of 50 B-17s despatched from 91BG (10), 303BG (12), 305BG (20) and 306BG (8) to attack this target. 91BG is not able to put any of their group on the target,...

  27. VIII Fighter Command RHUBARB

    VIII Fighter Command RHUBARB

    26 November 1942
    2 Spitfires from 4th Fighter Group are despatched on a 'Rhubarb' to attack canal barges and enemy vehicles along the roads northeast of Dunkirk, France. For a definition of 'Rhubarb' see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_RAF_code_names

  28. VIII Fighter Command SHIPPING RECCE

    VIII Fighter Command SHIPPING RECCE

    28 November 1942
    2 Spitfires are despatched by 4th Fighter Group to conduct a reconnaissance along the English coast for enemy ships.

  29. VIII Fighter Command SHIPPING RECCE

    VIII Fighter Command SHIPPING RECCE

    29 November 1942
    2 Spitfires are despatched from 4th Fighter Group to conduct a reconnaissance along the English coast fro enemy ships.

  30. VIII Fighter Command OFFENSIVE SORTIES & PATROL

    VIII Fighter Command OFFENSIVE SORTIES & PATROL

    30 November 1942
    2 Spitfires are despatched from 4th Fighter Group on offensive sorties and 2 other Spitfires are despatched on patrol.

  31. VIII Fighter Command PATROL

    VIII Fighter Command PATROL

    01 December 1942
    8 Spitfires are despatched by 4th Fighter Group on patrols along the English coast and Channel.

  32. VIII Fighter Command RODEO SUPPORT

    VIII Fighter Command RODEO SUPPORT

    04 December 1942
    35 Spitfires are despatched from 4th Fighter Group to provide rear support for an RAF 'Rodeo'. For a definition of the term 'Rodeo' see; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_RAF_code_names...

  33. VIII Fighter Command PATROL

    VIII Fighter Command PATROL

    05 December 1942
    2 Spitfires are despatched by 4th Fighter Group on convoy patrol.

  34. VIII Bomber Command 24

    VIII Bomber Command 24

    06 December 1942
    The German airfield of Drucat at Abbeville, France is the primary target for 19 B-24s despatched from 44th Bomb Group but are recalled. One squadron of 6 does not hear the recall and proceeds to the target, 1 B-24 MIA....

  35. VIII Fighter Command ESCORT & PATROL

    VIII Fighter Command ESCORT & PATROL

    06 December 1942
    4th Fighter Group despatches 36 Spitfires to support and escort RAF bombers. Another 8 Spitfires of 4FG are despatched on convoy patrols.

  36. VIII Fighter Command STRAFING & PATROL

    VIII Fighter Command STRAFING & PATROL

    08 December 1942
    4th Fighter Group despatches 2 Spitfires on a strafing mission along the French coast. In addition, another 4 Spitfired of 4FG are despatched on convoy patrol.

  37. VIII Fighter Command PATROL

    VIII Fighter Command PATROL

    09 December 1942
    4th Fighter Group despatches 4 Spitfires on patrols along English coast.

  38. VIII Fighter Command OFFENSIVE SORTIE

    VIII Fighter Command OFFENSIVE SORTIE

    10 December 1942
    4th Fighter Group despatches 2 Spitfires on an offensive mission to France, but the flight is recalled due to radio transmission failure.

  39. VIII Fighter Command STRAFING & PATROL

    VIII Fighter Command STRAFING & PATROL

    11 December 1942
    4th Fighter Group despatches 2 Spitfires to strafe targets of opportunity near the French coast. In addition, 4FG despatches 10 Spitfires on patrol sorties.

  40. VIII Fighter Command SHIPPING ATTACK & PATROLS

    VIII Fighter Command SHIPPING ATTACK & PATROLS

    12 December 1942
    4th Fighter Group conducts three operations: 41 Spitfires are despatched on shipping patrols and 6 attack a German ship; 4 Spitfires are despatched on defensive patrols; and 6 are despatched on defensive patrols along the English coast.

  41. VIII Bomber Command 25

    VIII Bomber Command 25

    12 December 1942
    This mission is composed of two elements. First element: The German air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France is the Primary (P) target for a force of 78 B-17s despatched from 91BG (19), 303BG (20), 305BG (21) and 306BG (18). However, the target is...

  42. VIII Fighter Command DEFENSIVE PATROL

    VIII Fighter Command DEFENSIVE PATROL

    13 December 1942
    4th Fighter Group despatches 2 Spitfires on defensive patrol along English coast.

  43. VIII Fighter Command DEFENSIVE PATROL

    VIII Fighter Command DEFENSIVE PATROL

    14 December 1942
    4th Fighter Group despatches 6 Spitfires on defensive patrols along English coast.

  44. VIII Fighter Command BARGE ATTACK

    VIII Fighter Command BARGE ATTACK

    15 December 1942
    4th Fighter Group despatches 2 Spitfires to attack barges in the Bruges/Ghent canal, Belgium. One of the Spitfires is severely damaged but manages to return to Debden and is written off. The fight encountered a Ju52 and forced it into a flak barrage.

  45. VIII Bomber Command 26

    VIII Bomber Command 26

    20 December 1942
    The German Air Depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France is the Primary (P) target for a combined force of 80 B-17s despatched by 91BG (17), 303BG (21); 305BG (23) and 306BG (19). 60 B-17 are effective on the target, but 7 are MIA and 1 is DBR....

  46. VIII Fighter Command DIVERSION

    VIII Fighter Command DIVERSION

    20 December 1942
    4th Fighter Group despatches 36 Spitfires as a diversion for RAF 'Circus' 244. For definition of 'Circus' see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_RAF_code_names

  47. VIII Fighter Command RHUBARB

    VIII Fighter Command RHUBARB

    21 December 1942
    4th Fighter Group despatches a flight of two Spitfires on a Rhubarb to Le Touquet, France; and four other Spitfires on patrol. For a definition of Rhubarb see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_RAF_code_names

  48. VIII Fighter Command SHIPPING PATROL

    VIII Fighter Command SHIPPING PATROL

    22 December 1942
    4th Fighter Group despatches 8 Spitfires on patrol for enemy shipping in the English Channel.

  49. VIII Fighter Command DEFENSIVE PATROL

    VIII Fighter Command DEFENSIVE PATROL

    23 December 1942
    4th Fighter Group despatches 2 Spitfires on a defensive patrol along English coastline.

  50. VIII Fighter Command STRAFING & PATROL

    VIII Fighter Command STRAFING & PATROL

    29 December 1942
    4th Fighter Group despatches 6 Spitfires on a strafing mission (location not given in source, probably French coast). Also 4FG despatches 12 Spitfires on patrol on the English coast.