Battle of Britain (1969) “Help Yourselves Everybody, there’s No Fighter Escort”
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Mauled By Spitfires
What happened when German bombers crossed the North Sea (from occupied Norway) to bomb squadrons stationed in Scotland? To say the least, they were peppered down by Spitfires and Hurricanes when they were eventually intercepted.
For those unaware, this was a nearly-faithful recreation of how the RAF intercepted an unescorted fleet of German bombers across the North Sea. The Luftwaffe thought that most RAF fighters would be sent south to cover for the losses, but were soon faced with three fighter squadrons when they first attacked Kent.
However, some formations did have fighter escorts in the form of Me 110s. Still, these twin-engined escorts proved to be ineffective against the single-engine fighters as they were (once again) badly mauled by RAF fighters.