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VIII Fighter Command INTERCEPT

14 March 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

4th Fighter Group scrambles 2 Spitfires to intercept 2 German FW-190 fighters in the area of Felixstowe, England. No enemy aircraft are sighted.

Mission details

1. FELIXSTOWE

Description

FIGHTER INTERCEPT

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Scrambled to intercept two Fw 190s in the Felixstowe area. No encounter.

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
27 December 2014 18:43:18 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 27-Dec-2014. Description based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2014 22:56:42 Lee8thbuff Changes to date
Sources

Lee Cunningham 19-Oct-43 Correction made to typographical error in mission date.

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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