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VIII Fighter Command SHIPPING RECCE

17 November 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

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

Mission details

1. ENGLISH CHANNEL

Description

SHIPPING RECONNAISSANCE

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Recon over English Channel looking for enemy shipping.

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 6

Service

People

  • Jack Lucas

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    On 23 January 1943 in B-17F 41-24580 'Hell Cat', 303BG/358BS while serving a Left Waist Gunner the aircraft was downed by fighters near Brest. He was able to parachute to safety and was captured as a Prisoner of War (POW). He participated in 8...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2014 21:36:00 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 3-Nov-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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