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VIII Fighter Command RAF ESCORT

22 January 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

4th Fighter Group despatches 25 Spitfires to support RAF Bostons attacking the German airfield at St. Omer, France. 1 Fighter is MIA and one is Damaged Beyond Repair.

Mission details

1.

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Support for RAF Bostons. One Spitfire crash lands at Penhurt, England.

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 25
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 1
Number of aircraft Damaged 1
Number of people Killed In Action 1
Number of people Returned To Duty 2
Enemy aircraft claimed as Destroyed by Fighter Command 4

Service

People

  • Chester Grimm

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Joined RCAF, service pilot training, instructor at 11 SFTS, shipped overseas to ETO, operational training at OTU, assigned to 121S, transferred to 335FS 4FG 8AF USAAF. ...

Aircraft

  • EN853

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire EN853 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2015 19:56:36 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
20 December 2014 18:46:12 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 20-Dec-2014. DEscription based on "The Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE and '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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