Two Mirages from ‘Atalef’ Squadron, with Maj. Avihu Bun Nun and Cpt. Eitan, carry out a photo-reconnaissance mission west of the Canal. The Egyptians are discover the planes belatedly and scramble a large number of planes to intercept them. A quartet of Mirages from ‘Atalef’ Squadron enters the fray and shoots down four MiG-21s. One of these is shot down with a ‘Shafrir 1’ missile – the first time the missile is used successfully.
Lt. Shlomo’s plane is hit. He bails out and is rescued by a helicopter. Mysteres and Super Mysteres from ‘Flying Wing’, ‘Ha’emek’ and ‘Akrav’ Squadrons attack Egyptian entrenched positions.