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VIII Fighter Command CIRCUS 258

3 February 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

4th Fighter Group participates in two operations on this date: 22 Spitfires are despatched to support and escort 12 RAF Venturas on RAF Circus 258, targets not determined; 25 Spitfires are despatched on offensive missions, targets not determined.

Mission details

1.

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Escort for 12 RAF Venturas on Circus 258.

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 22

2. ENGLISH CHANNEL / FRENCH COAST

Description

FIGHTER SWEEP

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Offensive fighter sweeps over the Channel and near French 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 25

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 December 2014 18:21:04 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 18:43:19 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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