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Battle of britain,dag na dag.

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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 26 Sep 2009, 21:16

Saturday the 20th of July 1940.
Day: There were battles over the Convoy 'Bosom' off the south coast. Heavy attack on Dover and shipping in the area. First large-scale dogfight during the afternoon, between about 48 Bf 109's and 40 Hurricane's and Spitfire's.
Night: Widespread minelaying by He 111's and Ju 88's, stepped up off east
coast and between Isle of Wight and the Bristol Channel.

Losses: Luftwaffe 16: Fighter Command 7.

Weather: Cloudy at first, becoming brighter with thunderstorms.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 32 Squadron -- Hurricane I (N2670) -- G.G.R.Bulmer
No 32 Squadron -- Hurricane I (N2532) -- J.Worall
No 43 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3964) -- J.F.J.Haworth
No 152 Squadron -- Spitfire I (K9880) -- F.H.Posener
No 236 Squadron -- Blenheim I (L1300) -- E.E.Lockton,H.Corcoran
No 238 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3766) -- C.Parkinson
No 501 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3082) -- E.J.H.Sylvester
No 610 Squadron -- Spitfire I (N3201) -- G.Keighley
NEC JACTANTIA NEC METU ("zonder woorden, zonder vrees")

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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 26 Sep 2009, 21:17

Sunday the 21st of July 1940.
Day: Numerous convoy and other shipping are attacked along the Channel. One dogfight involves a Gruppe of Do 17's from KG 3 with a heavy Bf 109 and Bf 110 escort, engaged by Hurricane's of No's 43 and No 238 Squadron's.
The Bf 110's, from LG 1, are being used in fighter-bomber role for the first time.
Night: Sporadic night raids around the Merseyside area.

Losses: Luftwaffe 12: Fighter Command 2.

Weather: Fine early and late, with cloud and Thundery showers during middle of day.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 43 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3973) -- R.A.DeMancha
No 54 Squadron -- Spitfire 1 (N3184) -- J.L.Kemp
NEC JACTANTIA NEC METU ("zonder woorden, zonder vrees")

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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 26 Sep 2009, 21:18

Monday the 22nd of July 1940.
Day: A quiet day except for a few south coast shipping attacks and some coastal reconnaissance. The first use during the Battle of Gloster Sea Gladiators, from No 804 Squadron of the Fleet Air Arm at Wick.
Göring issues directive to seal off by mines, and attack, the ports of Dover, Plymouth, Portland and Portsmouth.


First 'kill' by an aircraft using airborne interception radar, when a Do 17-Z is shot down off Brighton by a Blenheim of the Fighter Interception Unit at Tangmere on the night of the 22/23 of July 1940.

Night: Minelaying down the east coast. Minelaying by night along whole of east coast.

Losses: Luftwaffe 3: Fighter Command 0.

Weather: Generally fair with cloud over the Channel and showers along the East Coast.
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 26 Sep 2009, 21:18

Tuesday the 23rd of July 1940.
Day: Slight activity over east coast convoys. Limited daytime activity (shipping attacks along the South and East coasts).
First 'kill' by an aircraft using airborne interception radar, when a Do 17 Z is shot down off Brighton by a Blenheim of the Fighter Interception Unit at Tangmere on the night of the 22/23 of July 1940.
Night: Widespread minelaying along the entire eastern seaboard.

Losses: Luftwaffe 6: Fighter Command 0.

Weather: Channel haze, elsewhere it was cloudy with rain at times.
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 26 Sep 2009, 21:20

Wednesday the 24th of July 1940.
Day: Heavy formation attacks resumed on convoys in the Thames estuary and off Dover with some exploratory inland raids. The Vickers aircraft factory at Brooklands was bombed by a solitary Do 17, but most of the buildings escaped any damage.
Adolf Galland lead his new command into battle over England for the first time and shot down a Spitfire.

Night: Poor weather at night curtails most activity.

Losses: Luftwaffe 13: Fighter Command 3.

Weather: Light cloud over Channel with rain in most other areas. Visibility is poor in the West.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 54 Squadron -- Spitfire I (R6812) -- J.L.Allen
No 54 Squadron -- Spitfire I (N3192) -- G.R.Collet
No 66 Squadron -- Spitfire I (N3041) -- A.D.Smith
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 26 Sep 2009, 21:21

Thursday the 25th of July 1940.
Day: Heavy fighting over Channel convoys (The Germans now had some radar on the French coast). Air attacks on shipping over a wide area, but especially off Dover, in collaboration with E-boats and involving over 60 Ju 87's of Stukageschwader III and over 30 Ju 88's from KG 4, all with heavy fighter escort. Fifteen Fighter Command squadrons were in action. 5 ships were sunk and 5 damaged plus 2 destroyers leaving Dover were damaged.
Night: Reconnaissance, Bristol and English Channel and minelaying in Thames Estuary and the Firth of Forth. Also bombing raids over West Central Scotland.

Losses: Luftwaffe 16: Fighter Command 8.

Weather: Fine and clear, but some Channel haze.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 54 Squadron -- Spitfire (R6701) -- B.H.Way // Spitfire (P9387) -- D.R.Turley-George // Spitfire (R6816) -- A.Finnie
No 64 Squadron -- Spitfire (P9421) -- A.J.O.Jeffrey // Spitfire (L1035) -- F.D.Paul
No 152 Squadron -- Spitfire (K9901) -- S.C.Deanesly
No 610 Squadron -- Spitfire (R6693) -- A.T.Smith // Spitfire (R6595) -- F.T.Gardiner
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 26 Sep 2009, 21:23

Friday the 26th of July 1940.
Day: It was quieter than the previous day. Shipping was attacked with some losses around Portland and the Isle of Wight by small formations from VIII Fliegerkorps .


The first R.C.A.F. Squadron arrived in Britain equipped with Canadian built Hurricane's.

Night: Improving weather later enables night minelaying along lower east coast and Thames and Severn estuary

Losses: Luftwaffe 2: Fighter Command 1.

Weather: Heavy overcast with continuous rain.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 601 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P2753) -- P.Challenor-Lindsay
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 26 Sep 2009, 21:24

Saturday the 27th of July 1940.
Day: A convoy was attacked off Swanage and destroyers sunk off Dover and Suffolk and also a raid on Belfast. Attacks on convoys off the Thames estuary, Harwich and (the heaviest) off Portland. The very heavy attacks on Dover in which Bf 109's were used for the first time in fighter-bomber role. Plymouth and Wick in Scotland and Belfast in Northern Ireland also attacked.
Losses cause Admiralty to withdraw anti-invasion warships from Dover to Sheerness and Harwich, placing the onus of convoy protection even more heavily upon Fighter Command.

Night: Night raids were restricted to the South West, with minelaying off the South West and East coast.

Losses: Luftwaffe 4: Fighter Command 2.

Weather: Fair and fine at first, with thunderstorms later.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 501 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3808) -- P.A.N.Cox
No 609 Squadron --Spitfire I (N3023) -- J.R.Buchanan
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 26 Sep 2009, 21:25

Sunday the 28th of July 1940.
Day: Additional Fighter Command Squadrons are moved to forward bases. The heavy afternoon raid en route for Dover was broken up. During this operation Major Werner Mölders, Geschwader commander of JG 51 and one of the top three Luftwaffe pilots up to this time, is wounded in combat with Squadron-Leader 'Sailor' Malan, C/O of No 74 Squadron.
Night: Limited activity drops almost to nothing, due to the weather.

Losses: Luftwaffe 13: Fighter Command 5.

Weather: Fine all day with haze in the Channel.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 257 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3622) -- R.V.Forward
No 41 Squadron -- Spitfire I (P9429) -- A.D.J.Lovell
No 74 Squadron -- Spitfire I (P9336) -- E.A.Mould
No 74 Squadron -- Spitfire I (P9547) -- J.H.R.Young
No 92 Squadron -- Spitfire I (N3287) -- T.S.Wade
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 26 Sep 2009, 21:26

Monday the 29th of July 1940.
Day: Dover was heavily attacked by 48, Ju 87's escorted by about 80, Bf 109's. Smaller raids took place later in the day, off Portland and Harwich.
Night: Limited activity drops almost to nothing, due to the weather.

Losses: Luftwaffe 13: Fighter Command 5.

Weather: Fine all day with haze in the Channel.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 41 Squadron -- Spitfire I (N3038) -- D.R.Gamblen
No 41 Squadron -- Spitfire I (N3100) -- W.J.Scott
No 41 Squadron -- Spitfire I (N3113) -- G.H.Bennions
No 56 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3879) -- C.J.Cooney
No 66 Squadron -- Spitfire I (N3042) -- L.W.Collingridge
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