Battle of Britain

The seminal #BattleofBritain which saved #England from the #NaziJackboot and saved #TheFreeWorld

Historical Excerpts

 

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Chronology July 10 to October 31, 1940

Date
Weather
Main targets and Events
Losses
Luftwaffe
Losses
RAF
July 10
Cloudy,clearing
Channel convoy. First dogfight of over 100 aircraft
13
6
11
Cloudy
East-coast shipping. Portland, Portsmouth
20
4
12
Fog, then thundery
East-and-south-coast shipping. Aberdeen, Portland. (Night) Bristol, S Wales
7
6
13
Fog, cloudy
Shipping off Dover and Portland. HQ  10 Group opens at Box
7
1
14
Light cloud, clear
Shipping off Dover and Swanage
2
4
15
Cloudy
Shipping off Norfolk coast.
3
1
16
Fog and cloud
Little activity. Hitler’s directive (#16) formally orders invasion preparations.
3
2
17
Light rain
Shipping off Dundee and Beachy Head
2
1
18
Light rain
Shipping off south-east coasts. South-coast ports. Some French and British airfields waterlogged.
4
3
19
Clear, showers
Dover. Bad day for Defiants of 141 squadron. Hitler’s ‘peace offer’ in Reichstag speech
2
8

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