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Old 11-23-2010, 06:15 PM
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6 Hurricanes set of from Reims at 09:30. They were to escort 8 Battles from 88 & 218 sqns........15 miles from Vouziers, a formation of 7 Do17s were encountered by the Hurricanes, but not attacked since the squadron's task was to protect the Battles.

The Battles were ordered to attack German columns near Wiltz, which they attempted to do......7 of the 8 were shot down, 4 crash landing. At least 8 crew were killed with the others being taken prisoner. The only Battle to survive was an 88 sqn machine which force landed at Vassincourt, badly damaged. At least 1 of the Battles fell victim to 109s of I/JG27.
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