VIII Fighter Command RHUBARB31 October 1942
4th Fighter Group despatches 2 Spitfires on a "Rhubarb".
Description: FIGHTER RHUBARB
Aircraft Type: Spitfire
Notes: Attack on enemy railroads in France. Two locomotives damaged. A "Rhubarb" is an operation of fighters or fighter-bombers despatched to seek out and destroy enemy targets of opportunity such as locomotives, rolling stock, trucks and other vehicles, aircraft on the ground, troops, etc. The designation is based on RAF-developed mission code names http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_RAF_code_names
- Aircraft sent: 2
Lee Cunningham 29-Oct-2014. Addition of Rhubarb definition to Mission Detail Notes based on RAF Mission Codes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_RAF_code_names
Lee Cunningham 29-Oct-2014. Description based on 'Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman; Rhubarb definition based on RAF Mission Codes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_RAF_code_names
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'.