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British Fighter Pilot Denis Wissler Liveblogs World War II: 23 July 1940

Denis Wissler:

Diary Extract, 23 July 1940: We went over to Martlesham and did a hell of a lot of flying. Two patrols one of 1.05hrs and one of 1.45hrs, at about 7pm we were told to take off for Debden, but having got half way home we were recalled and brought to readiness again. Eventually we were released at 9.15 and arrived to make a dusk landing. I shall sleep very well tonight, given half the chance.