Events for Saturday 15th September 2012
On This Day in History
WWII: Victory for RAF in Battle of Britain15th September 1940
RAF Fighter Command is claiming victory over the Luftwaffe after a day of heavy bombing raids ended in big losses for the enemy. According to the RAF, 176 enemy aircraft were destroyed by fighter planes. At least another nine aircraft were hit by anti-aircraft guns. British casualties were much lighter - only 25 aircraft lost with 13 pilots killed or missing.
Further ReadingBattle of Britain
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by Richard Hough
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