WESTERN THEATRE: Assault in the Air

(See Cover) There has never before been an air battle such as was fought last week in the sky over Britain. First a wave of German bombers would come over, escorted by more than their own number of fighters, ranged in tiers above them to engage as many British fighters as possible before succeeding bomber waves arrived. The British fighters on "standing patrol" along the Channel met them on two levels, one force to shoot down bombers, one to fight fighters. Often, as the British engaged the Germans, a second and third...

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