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VIII Fighter Command RHUBARB

21 December 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

4th Fighter Group despatches a flight of two Spitfires on a Rhubarb to Le Touquet, France; and four other Spitfires on patrol. For a definition of Rhubarb see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_RAF_code_names

Mission details

1. ENGLISH COAST

Description

DEFENSIVE PATROL

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Defensive patrols of English coast.

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 4

2. LE TOUQUET

Description

FIGHTER RHUBARB

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Despatched on a Rhubarb to Le Tourquet.

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
03 December 2014 20:17:56 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 3-Dec-2014. Added Mission description per "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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