Their planes were slower, heavier, and less well-armed then the Japanese Zeros that flew against them. Only by cunning ambushes and hit-and-run tactics could they hope to score victories and stay alive.
Then one day a new Squadron-Leader arrived, and immediately made his opinion clear. "We shan't win this war by running away!"
But to his pilots that meant only one thing...a massacre. And not of Japs, either!