Escort Fighters: 118 Sqn’s Spitfire Years – Part 2

Tom Spencer concludes the story of 118 Sqn’s Spitfires, which protected bombers and also conducted their own marauding raids.

With 118 Sqn at Coltishall in Norfolk in March 1943, escorting 2 Group’s bomber attacks became a regular feature. In one such operation, 118 covered a Ventura raid on Rotterdam’s shipyards at the end of the month but, unusually, the attacking Fw 190s broke of when the squadron intervened.

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