Typical of the hard days in September 1940 a lone Spitfire of 616 Sqdn has found a height and sun advantage on the group of Bf 109s. Based at Kenley 616 was in the thick of the Battle of Britain from mid August onwards, however within two weeks the Squadron had lost over half itís pilots (4 killed, 5 injured and 1 pow) and it was withdrawn to Yorkshire to reform. 616 was credited with 15 confirmed íkillsí and 6 probables in this very short period.
The squadron went on to find further fame as the first operational jet squadron with Meteor 1 aircraft in July 1944. The Luftwaffe formed itís first jet squadron, as a trials unit with the Me 262, in the same month!
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