Blitz Week Baptism
Theoretically, July meant that summer had really arrived in East Anglia. The first couple of days, however, were cold and damp. Except for a scrubbed mission on the second, the 8th's activities for the first three days were relegated to fighter-sweeps. But the heat . . . in every sense of the word . . . would come. There'd be hot times for everyone; especially in the last week of the month.
A special effort to celebrate the Fourth of July resulted in a two-pronged attack. Planes of the 1BW raided air industries around Le Mans and Nantes. Simultaneously, we of the 4BW flew a long voyage down the west coast of France to important submarine yards.