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VIII Fighter Command WITHDRAWAL SUPPORT

8 November 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

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

Mission details

1. DEBDEN / LILLE

Description

WITHDRAWAL SUPPORT

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Fighters provide air cover to bomber formations returning from the mission to Lille, France.

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 36

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2014 21:54:56 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 29-Oct-2014. Mission description based on "Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2014 21:43:21 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 29-Oct-2014. Missing description based on "Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2014 21:08:51 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 29-Oct-2014. Description based on "Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

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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