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VIII Fighter Command RHUBARB

26 November 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

2 Spitfires from 4th Fighter Group are despatched on a 'Rhubarb' to attack canal barges and enemy vehicles along the roads northeast of Dunkirk, France. For a definition of 'Rhubarb' see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_RAF_code_names

Mission details

1. DUNKIRK

Description

FIGHTER RHUBARB

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Fighters despatched in a Rhubarb against canals and roads NE of Dunkirk, 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 2

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2014 17:34:08 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 8-Nov-2014. DEscription based on "The 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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