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Diary September 5, 1940

force-landed Me109 from von Werra
A British guard with the force-landed Me 109 from von Werra.
Diary for Thursday, September 5, 1940:

Air War

Luftwaffe raid Biggin Hill and Detling airfields; Ju 88s and He 111s fire oil storage tanks at Thameshaven (these burn for many days); Maidstone bombed. Night raids on Liverpool and Manchester.
Oberleutnant von Werra captured when he force-lands Me 109E in Kent; von Werra is later only German PoW to escape (from Canada) and return to Germany.

Sea War

Operation Walter: German minelayers active in Straits of Dover (night September 5-6).

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