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VIII Fighter Command RAF SUPPORT & SHIPPING PATROLS

9 March 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

4th Fighter Group conducts two operations on this date: 24 Spitfires are despatched in support of RAF offensive operations at Boulogne, France; 26 Spitfires conduct patrolls for enemy shipping in the English Channel. No losses or claims.

Mission details

1. BOULOGNE

Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

Despatched in support of RAF offensive operations against Boulogne, France.

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

2. English Channel

Description

SHIPPING PATROLS

Aircraft type

Spitfire

Notes

4th Fighter Group despatches 26 Spitfires on patrol for enemy shipping along the French 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 26

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2014 19:41:10 Lee8thbuff Created event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 26-Dec-2014. Added SHIPPING PATROL event per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman. Concludes CORRECTION to events of 8-Mar-43 by placing this event happening on the correct date.

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2014 19:36:01 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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