War Diary November 6, 1939

Shot down French Curtiss Hawk fighter

While escorting a Potez 637 reconnaissance aircraft over the lines, nine Curtiss Hawks of GC II/5 were engaged by a force of Messerschmitt Bf 109D fighters, assesses as being 27 strong. In the biggest dogfight to date, over the area between the Maginot and Siegfried Lines, the French pilots dispatches eight Me 109Ds, four of which crashed and four force-landed. Only one Hawk was shot down, Lt. Tremolet crash-landing this fighter, which was subsequently repaired and flown again.

War Diary for Monday, November 6, 1939:

Western Front

Biggest dogfight to date. Nine French Curtiss Hawk fighters shoot down 4 out of 27 Me 109Ds over the Saar.

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