Thursday, May 27, 2010

Above Dunkirk

No 19 Squadron saw combat for the first while patrolling above the Dunkirk evacuation. The squadron log entry is very matter of fact but the squadron did quite well considering that they were heavily out numbered. However, under those conditions, casualties were almost assured and they lost two pilots in their first action, including the Squadron Leader. I wonder how much that weighed on the minds on the remaining pilots when they flew an undermanned second patrol later the same day. The following day they flew three patrols. That's already pushing the pilots quite hard and it was early days yet.

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