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VIII Fighter Command PATROL

4 February 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

4th Fighter Group despatches 21 Spitfires on patrol and to assist Air-Sea-Rescue searches for heavy bombers believed to have crashed into the North Sea while participating in the Hamm/Embden operation that day.

Mission details

1.

Description

FIGHTER PATROL

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Fighter patrols and air-sea rescue (ASR) search, nothing spotted.

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 20

Service

People

  • Richard Kruse

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    15-Sep-42 Assigned as Co-Pilot to B-17F #41-24539 [VK-K] "Jersey Bounce", 303BG/358BS at Kellogg Field, Battle Creek, Michigan. 10-Oct-42 moved with aircraft and crew to Dow Field, Bangor, Maine in preparation for deployment ovreseas. 16-Oct-42 Arrived...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 December 2014 18:58:49 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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