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Diamonds in the Sky by Heinz Krebs (Me109). Adolf Galland, commanding General of all Luftwaffe fighters, and Erich Hartmann, with 352 aerial victories the ace of all fighter aces, fly their Me 109 fighters through the majestic landscape of the Alps. Both are recipients of the very rare decoration; Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds with the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

King George VI confers the DFC to P/O Albert G "Lew" Lewis of No 85 Squadron RAF in an award ceremony at RAF Debden the day after it was gazetted on 25 June 1940 for destroying 5 Me 109 fighters in 2 patrols on 19 May. The recommendation was made by S/L John OW "Doggie" Oliver on watching the 22-year-old South African despatching 3 over Seclin in Hurricane Mk I AK-A, still bearing markings of No 213 Squadron RAF, before evacuating the base for Merville later the day.


SEP 24 1940 George Cross created, Londoners remain ‘determined’ - See more at: King George VI congratulates Flight-Lieutenant A C Deere, on decorating him with the Distinguished Flying Cross at Hornchurch, Essex. To the King's left stands Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, Air Officer Commander-in-Chief, Fighter Command.


Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 of 7./JG2 is being flown by Hans KLEE at an airfield in the Pas de Calais, France, 1940. Hans Klee was credited with 6 confirmed victories before he died in the crash of his Me 109F-2 (W.Nr. 8131)