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Pilots of the Royal Air Force scramble to their aircraft in order to intercept German bomber formations during the Battle of Britain, England - Summer 1940.

Pilots of the Royal Air Force scramble to their aircraft in order to intercept German bomber formations during the Battle of Britain, England - Summer 1940

October 8, 1940: No. 71 Squadron RAF, "Eagle Squadron" is formed, comprising American volunteers.

71 Squadron RAF, "Eagle Squadron" is formed, comprising American volunteers. The unit soon established a high reputation, and numerous air kill claims were made in RAF fighter sweeps over the continent during the summer and autumn of

A British RAF Supermarine Spitfire attacks a German Heinkel HE 111 bomber. (The Art Archive / Alamy)

Damaged Spitfire breaking off after attack on a Heinkel 111 bomber during the Battle of Britain, summer censorship has removed the aircraft's Sqn identification letters.

Squadron Leader Edgar "Johnnie" Johnson, RAF, in the cockpit of has Supermarine Spitfire. Johnson was the highest scoring Allied fighter pilot of World War II. He flew 515 sorties and scored 34 airplanes destroyed, 7 shared destroyed, 3 probables and 10 damaged. All of his victories were against fighters.

Air Vice Marshal James "Johnnie" Johnson was a noted British fighter pilot during World War II. The Royal Air Force's top scorer against the Luftwaffe, Johnnie Johnson flew throughout the war. After World War II, Johnson saw service during the Korean War.