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VIII Fighter Command DEFENSIVE PATROL

6 March 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

4th Fighter Group despatches 14 Spitfires on defensive patrols along the English coast.

Mission details

1.

Description

FIGHTER PATROL

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Defensive fighter patrols.

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 14

Service

People

  • Henry Mills

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Major Mills 'Hank' was born in New York City on 18 October 1917. His various civilian accomplishments were playing varsity football while attending Dartmouth college and earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as graduating in 1939. He then went to...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2014 18:10:53 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 26-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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