IN THE AIR: Post Mortem, Ante Mortem

French and German pilots dog-fought over the congealed Western Front last week; Belgian and Dutch pilots chased belligerents out of their skies; a German scout tried for a look at the Firth of Forth and got his tail stung for his pains. But the 16th war week's biggest air battle was an Anglo-Nazi wrangle over what happened last fortnight when a large force of Vickers Wellington bombers was tackled by Messerschmitt fighters based on Helgoland. Britain continued to claim that she lost only seven and downed twelve (out of perhaps 36) Messerschmitts;...

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