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VIII Fighter Command CIRCUS 257

2 February 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

4th Fighter Group participates in two operations on this date: 24 Spitfires are despatched to support and escort 12 RAF Venturas on RAF Circus 257; 9 Spitfires are despatched on routing ship patrols.

Mission details

1.

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Escort for 12 RAF Venturas on Circus 257.

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

2. ENGLISH COAST

Description

FIGHTER PATROL

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Defensive patrol of English Coast.

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 9

Service

People

  • Walter Soha

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    1-May-42 Assigned as Navigator of B-17F 41-24619 [GN-S]"S-for-Sugar", 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 25-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard "S-for-Sugar". ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 December 2014 18:16:33 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 22-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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