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VIII Fighter Command SHIPPING PATROL

14 February 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

4th Fighter Group despatches 18 Spitfires on patrols for enemy shipping in the English Channel.

Mission details

1.

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 30

Service

People

  • Robert Dew

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    SGT Robert L. Dew was assigned as Right Waist Gunner with 1LT Lawrence G. Dunnica's crew on B-17F 41-24541 "Spool", 303BG/358BS on 3-Sep-42 at Kellog Field, Battle Creek, Michigan. He arrived with the aircraft at Molesworth, UK on 24-Oct-42. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 December 2014 17:09:35 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 23-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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