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VIII Fighter Command ESCORT & PATROL

6 December 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

4th Fighter Group despatches 36 Spitfires to support and escort RAF bombers. Another 8 Spitfires of 4FG are despatched on convoy patrols.

Mission details

1.

Description

CONVOY PATROL

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Despatched on convoy patrol.

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 8

2.

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

These fighters were despatched to provide escort for RAF Bostons.

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
Enemy aircraft claimed as Damaged by Bomber Command 1

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2015 19:38:51 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
08 November 2014 19:33:13 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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