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VIII Fighter Command RHUBARB

20 November 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

2 Spitfires from 4th Fighter Group are despatched on a 'Rhubarb' near the French coast. 1 Spitfire, AA752 with 1Lt Roy W. Evans experiences a mechanical failure and is ditched into the North Sea. Lt. Evans manages to swim ashore near Foulness, Essex.

Mission details

1. ENGLISH CHANNEL

Description

FIGHTER RHUBARB

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Spitfires despatched on Rhubarb. One Spitfire down in the English Channel, but pilot is safe. He paddled ashore near Foulness.

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
Number of aircraft Effective 1
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 1
Number of people Returned To Duty 1
Enemy aircraft claimed as Destroyed by Fighter Command 1

Service

People

  • Roy Evans

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    As a youth, he was raised on a ranch near Santa Rosa, California. When his parents separated, he and his siblings lived with an English couple. While working at the railroad he wanted to be able to serve in defence of his country, so he took up...

Aircraft

  • AA752

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spifire AA752 Mk Vb, Const #2153 Built at Chattis Hill. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2015 19:16:18 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 15-Feb-2015. Added fighter claims on enemy aircraft to statistics per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 19:57:27 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 4-Nov-2014. "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

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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