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Weather: fair but cloudy in the evening.

Fighter Command Serviceable Aircraft as at 0900 hours:

  • Blenheim – 66
  • Spitfire – 245
  • Hurricane – 328
  • Defiant – 26
  • Total – 665

In the morning, a number of bombers attacked targets in Cornwall, Cardiff and Newport. At midday, a substantial Luftwaffe formation approached Dover but turned back without dropping any bombs and then dispersed. In the early afternoon, a large force of bombers accompanied by Me109s, around fifty of each, approached Dover. 74, 41, 11 and 257 Squadrons engaged them. Fighter Command that day flew 758 sorties with a loss of 2 Spitfires and 3 Me109s were shot down.

266 Squadron Operational Record Book, 28 July
Warm, visibility very good. Flying 18 hours 10 minutes. B Flight at readiness. Ac Flight available. Practices included tactical exercise in conjunction with aircraft of no. 23 (Blenheim) Squadron and aircraft of no. 229 (Hurricane) Squadron. Night flying tests and patrol.

Today’s theme: Captains and Commanders – Albert Kesselring

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