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VIII Fighter Command PATROL & RAF ESCORT

27 February 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

4th Fighter Group conducts two operations on this date: 16 Spitifires are despatched over the English Channel on shipping patrols; and 24 Spitfires are despatched to provide escort for an RAF mission of Venturas attacking the port facilities at Dunkirk, France.

Mission details

1. English Channel

Description

FIGHTER PATROL

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Shipping partols.

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

2. Dunkirk, France

Description

Escort of RAF Venturas attacking the port facilities at Dunkirk, France.

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Not yet known

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 24

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 December 2014 18:37:14 Lee8thbuff Created event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 24-Dec-2014. Descritpions based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
24 December 2014 18:34:58 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 24-Dec-2014. Descritpions based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
24 December 2014 18:34:12 Lee8thbuff Changes to date and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 24-Dec-2014. Descritpions based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
24 December 2014 18:31:08 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 24-Dec-2014. Descritpions 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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