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F/O Thomas P.K. Higgs 111Sqn - 10th July. Higgs took to a lone Dornier Do17Z U5+FL. of 3/KG2 Firing many rounds towards the weaving bomber that was desperately trying to evade the ensuing Hurricane, but Higgs went in closer than his firing range, and still with thumb on the firing button clipped the Dornier with his wing before spinning seawards out of control with one wing missing. The Dornier also spun out of control. Higgs and two Do17 crew were killed.

Commisioned illustration for Battle of Britain Combat Archive Vol. 1 by Simon Perry. model by Wojciech Kliment Niewęgłowski. Scene, textures and illustration by Piotr Forkasiewicz.

The first RAF aircraft to fly over Germany during the Second World War was a Blenheim IV, serial number N6215, of No 139 Squadron, when, on 3 September 1939, Flying Officer A Macpherson carried out an armed reconnaissance over German warships in the Schillig Roads off Wilhelmshaven."   (Photo: Bristol Blenheim IV being bombed up France 1940)

The first RAF aircraft to fly over Germany during did so on the day war was declared, 3 September Blenheim IV serial number of No 139 Squadron carried out an armed reconnaissance over the port of Wilhelmshaven.

Bristol Blenheim Mark IV, R3600, of No. 110 Squadron RAF, undergoes an elaborate servicing for the photographer at RAF Wattisham, Suffolk. Armourers unload 250lb GP bombs and Small Bomb Containers (SBCs) of incendiaries from a trolley, while other ground-crew refuel the aircraft and attend to the engines, the cockpit and the gun-turret, accompanied by a pet dog on the engine cowling. June 1940

Bristol Blenheim Mark IV, of No. 110 Squadron RAF, undergoes an elaborate servicing for the photographer at RAF Wattisham, Suffolk.