Two 109’s rise from Marquise-Est, a Luftwaffe airfield in northern France, to join up with the gathering formations of fighters, later to rendezvous with their bombers and set course across the Channel to southern England.
White 4 of 4/JG26, piloted by Uffz. Perez was later that day, force-landed in a field near Eastbourne with a dead engine after combat with British fighters over the Sussex coast. Sgt. Kingaby of 92 squadron was later credited with this aircraft.