This episode covers August 16 to the 18th. Goering plans on finishing Fighter Command on August 18th, by using almost every fighter and bomber from Luftflottes 2 and 3. The idea is simply to overwhelm the shrinking RAF forces. But Radar still plays a major role in helping Dowding and his Fighter Groups. Their real problem is the number of pilots. The first American pilot, Billy Fiske, dies fighting for Britain. And as Fighter Command holds the Luftwaffe at bay, the Italians finally push the British troops, under Major-General Godwin-Austen, out of British Somaliland. Awards and medals are given as men continue to fight and die for their country. The cover for this episode in Flight Officer Billy Fiske III.
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