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VIII Fighter Command SHIPPING PATROL

12 February 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

4th Fighter Group conducts two operations on this date: 16 Spitfires are despatched over the English Channel on patrol for German shipping; 2 Sptifires are despatched on routine defensive patrol along the English coast.

Mission details

1. 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 2

2.

Description

SHIPPING PATROL

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Shipping patrol.

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 16

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 December 2014 19:39:03 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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