VIII Fighter Command6 October 1942
52FG despatches 18 Spitfires to patrol for enemy ships in the English Channel. This is the last mission for 52FG with the 8th AF before their transferred to North Africa.
Description: FIGHTER PATROL
Aircraft Type: Spitfire
Notes: Patrol for enemy ships in the English Channel. Last mission for 52nd Fighter Group before transfer to North Africa.
- Tonnage Dropped: Not Applicable
- Aircraft sent: 18
Lee Cunningham 27-Oct-2014. Mission description based on "Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.
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'.