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VIII Fighter Command STRAFING & PATROL

11 December 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

4th Fighter Group despatches 2 Spitfires to strafe targets of opportunity near the French coast. In addition, 4FG despatches 10 Spitfires on patrol sorties.

Mission details

1.

Description

FIGHTER PATROL

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Standard defensive 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 10

2. FRENCH COAST

Description

STRAFING MISSION

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Started out as offensive mission against enemy aircraft, but turned into a strafing mission when no enemy aircraft were encountered.

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
09 November 2014 18:18:15 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-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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