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VIII Fighter Command RAMROD ESCORT

6 November 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

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

Mission details

1. CAEN

Description

FIGHTER RAMROD

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Sent on a Ramrod, with RAF Bostons. A "Ramrod" is short range bomber attack on ground targets, similar to a 'Circus'. For more information on RAF mission codes see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_RAF_code_names

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 21

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2014 17:40:47 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 29-Oct-2014. Description based on 'Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman; Ramrod definition based on RAF Mission Codes; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_RAF_code_names

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2014 17:37:03 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 29-Oct-2014. Description based on "Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman; Ramrod definition based on RAF Mission Codes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_RAF_code_names

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:18 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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