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Diary March 22, 1940

Handley Page Hampden I bomber
The Handley Page Hampden I bomber was perhaps the RAF bomber that most closely followed the philosophy of the Luftwaffe bombers, like the Do 17, He 111 and Ju 88. The Hampden was outstandingly maneuverable, but was found to be a death-trap in daylight against Me 109 Es.
Diary for Friday, March 22, 1940:

Air War

RAF bombers on recce/leaflet dropping operations over the Ruhr and northwest Germany have first encounters with German night fighters. Hampden slightly damaged by Me 110.

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