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As the German’s morning raid coasted in over England there were 16 fighter squadrons from 11 Group, plus 5 from 12 Group – Bader’s ‘Big Wing’ – in the air to meet it


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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