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VIII Fighter Command RHUBARB

14 January 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

4th Fighter Group despatches 8 Spitfires on 3 Rhubarbs to targets in Belgium.

Mission details

1. OSTEND

Description

FIGHTER RHUBARB

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Fighters carried out 3 Rhubarbs. Enemy Fw 190s were engaged with off Ostend. One Spitfire made a forced landing at Bradwell Bay A/F because of flak damage. 334th Fighter Squadron completes transition from Spitfire Mark Vs to P-47Cs. The first P-47 mission for 4th Fighter Group will be 10-Mar-43.

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 8
Number of aircraft Damaged 2
Enemy aircraft claimed as Destroyed by Fighter Command 2

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2015 19:55:17 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 15-Feb-2015. Added fighter claims on enemy aircraft to statistics per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
08 December 2014 23:13:25 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 8-Dec-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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