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First Air-Only Battle Case

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 First Air-Only Battle

 A WWII turning point with Germans Repelled

 Air campaign waged by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940.

 Was the largest and most sustained aerial bombing campaign.

 The Canadian fighter group 242 began to take a powerful role in the battle of Britain. This group shot down huge numbers of Messerschmitts while the British fighters were regrouping. Their only major loss was when a group of Messerschmitt 109s flew out of the sun in an ambush and shot down nine of them.

 The 1st Canadian Division under General McNaughton had been in "intense preparation for a role of counter attack against the expected German assault.

 By preventing Germany from gaining air superiority, the battle ended the threat that Hitler would launch Operation Sea Lion, a proposed amphibious and airborne invasion of Britain.


 On July 11, the second day of the battle, the Canadians suffered their first fighter casualty.

 When the Battle of Britain ended the overall score was 1733 German aircraft destroyed for a loss of 915 British fighter aircraft. The 42 Canadian fighter pilots of No. 1 RCAF and 242 Squadron had destroyed an estimated 60, had at least another 50 probably destroyed or damaged.

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