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VIII Fighter Command STRAFING

18 November 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

2 Spitfires are despatched by 4th Fighter Group to strafe ground targets of opportunity near the French coast. One locomotive is claimed as destroyed.

Mission details

1. FRENCH COAST

Description

STRAFING MISSION

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

2 Spitfires despatched on a strafing mission on French coast. One locomotive destroyed.

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 2

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 18:29:34 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 4-Nov-2014. Mission 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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