Diary September 20, 1939

Fairey Battle just landed
A Fairey Battle just landed. The Battle will forever be remembered as a combat aircraft which was being hacked out of the sky in droves so that everybody think of the name with a shudder.
WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, September 20, 1939:

Air War

Western Front: RAF’s first clash with Luftwaffe. Me 109 s attack 3 Battle recce­-bombers over Siegfried Line. One Messerschmitt fighter and 2 Battles shot down.

Home Fronts

Germany: US newspapers publish details of private fortunes (£ 7 millions = $ 33 millions) deposited by Nazi leaders in foreign banks.

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