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VIII Fighter Command ESCORT

25 October 1942

Official description

Not yet known

Description

35 Spitfires from 4th Fighter Group are despatched to escort RAF "Circus" 232. 14th Fighter Group despatches 24 P-38s to provide rear support for the Circus. This is the last mission for 14rh Fighter Group with the 8th AF in the ETO prior to their transfer to 12th Air Force in North Africa.

Mission details

1.

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

P-38 Lightning

Notes

Rear support for Circus 232. Last mission for 14th Fighter Group before transferring to 12th Air Force.

Units

  • 14th Fighter Group

    14th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 14th Fighter Group (USAAF) was a P-38 Lightning Group that fought in Tunisia and the Italian campaign, as well as providing bomber escorts for attacks across southern Europe. ...

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 24

2.

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Escort for Circus 232. Returned early because of weather.

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 35

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2014 17:10:38 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 29-Oct-2014. Description based on '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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