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At the end of this day, the Luftwaffe lost a total of 69 aircraft while the RAF Fighter Command 29. The British later named the day the “Hardest Day” to reflect the high casualties suffered by either side.

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72 Squadron intercept a formation of sixty-five Heinkel He.111 of KG26 escorted by twenty-one Messerschmitt Bf.110’s of 1/ZG76 over the North Sea

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F/L E. Graham led the squadrons eleven Spitfires into battle, attacking the formation from the flank, one section attacked the bombers, the remaining attacking the fighters.

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The first and last mass raid carried out by Luftflotte 5. Luftwaffe losses resulted in air crews naming the day “Black Thursday”.

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05.10hrs – Heinkel He 111 bombers of KG 27 prepare to take off for the first major assault on Britain

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