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VIII Fighter Command STRAFING

30 December 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

4th Fighter Group despatches two Spitfires on a strafing mission to attack German railroad assets at Cappelle-la-Grande, France.

Mission details

1. CAPPELLE-LA-GRANDE

Description

STRAFING MISSION

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Sent on strafing mission to Cappelle, 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
03 December 2014 20:43:59 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 3-Dec-2014. Added Mission description based on 'The Mighty Eighth War Diary' Roger A. Freeman and examination of rail yards at Cappelle, France per Google Earth as the most probable target.

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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