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Battle of britain,dag na dag.

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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 11 Oct 2009, 21:35

Sunday the 29th of September 1940.
Day: Extensive attacks on convoys. Several high flying formations in the South East tried to get through, but failed.
Night: Raids on London and Merseyside again.

Losses: Luftwaffe 9: Fighter Command 6.

Weather: Generally fair all day with some cloud in the middle of the day.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 79 Squadron -- Hurricane I ( ? ) --G.H.Nelson Edwards
Hurricane X (P5177) -- G.C.B.Peters
Hurricane X (P5178) -- P.F.Mayhew
No 253 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P2677 -- A.Edgley
Hurricane I (V6621) -- R.C.Graves
No 504 Squadron -- Hurricane I (L1913) -- ?
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 11 Oct 2009, 21:36

Monday the 30th of September 1940.
Day: Many raids in the morning, two of which were centred on London. Both of these were broken up with only a few raiders getting through. Other fighter and fighter bomber raids range over Dorset.
Two further large formations come across during the afternoon. The one by He-111's tries to bomb the Westland factory at Yeovil which had just begun to prepare for Spitfire production, but failed to find the target because of cloud. The other is scattered over the Weybridge and Windsor area.
This was to be the last big daylight battle, the bombers now mainly attack at night.
Night: The raid on London is scattered by accurate anti-aircraft fire, and as a result bombs were dropped on the suburbs. Other attacks were on East Anglia, Liverpool and Bristol.

Losses: Luftwaffe 46 : Fighter Command 18.

Weather: Fair with light cloud.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 46 Squadron -- Hurricane I (V6748) -- J.D.Crossman
No 56 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P2866) -- K.J.Marston
Hurricane I (L1764) -- M.H.C.Maxwell
Hurricane I (P3088) -- R.S.J.Edwards
Hurricane I (N2434) -- P.H.Fox
Hurricane I (P3655) -- R.W.Ray
No 64 Squadron -- Spitfire I (P9564) -- A.F.Laws
No 87 Squadron -- Hurricane I (V7307) -- H.Walton
No 92 Squadron -- Spitfire I (X4069) -- A.R.Wright
No 151 Squadron -- Hurricane X (P5182) -- D.B.F.Nicholls
No 152 Squadron -- Spitfire I (L1072) -- I.A.E.Reddington
No 222 Squadron -- Spitfire I (P9492) -- I.Hutchinson
No 229 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P2815) -- M.Ravenhill
Hurricane I (N2652) -- N.K.Stansfield
Hurricane I (P3037) -- L.B.R.Way
No 238 Squadron -- Hurricane I (L1702) -- R.A.Kings
Hurricane I (N2474) -- V.C.Simmonds
No 504 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3414) -- J.R.Hardacre
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 11 Oct 2009, 21:37

October 1940.

Tuesday the 1st of October 1940.
Day: At short intervals from mid-morning, groups of 30-100 aircraft, mostly Bf 109's and Bf 110's and flying in streams at very high altitudes, make tracks for Southampton/Portsmouth, London and Central Scotland. Interception proves difficult, and most targets receive bombs.
Night: Heavy night attacks continuing on London, Manchester and Merseyside.
Losses: Luftwaffe 6 : Fighter Command 4

Weather: Fair, but generally overcast.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 41 Squadron -- Spitfire I (X4559) -- G.H.Benions
No 238 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3599) -- F.A.Sibley
Hurricane I (R4099) -- A.R.Covington
No 248 Squadron -- Blenheim IVf (R3626) -- C.C.Bennet,G.S.Clarke,G.B.Brash
No 607 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P2900) -- C.E.Bowen
Hurricane I (V6686) -- N.Brumby
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 11 Oct 2009, 21:38

Wednesday the 2nd of October 1940.
Day: Massed fighter-bomber formations begin very early and, climbing above 30,000 ft, they attacked south-east London and Biggin Hill for most of morning. Some smaller waves in afternoon again penetrate as far as central London.
Night: Widespread night bombing saturates a central strip of London from Hornchurch / Romford to Northolt / Uxbridge; other raiders strike Manchester and North-West Scotland.

Losses: Luftwaffe 17 : Fighter Command 1.

Weather: Very fine and clear, becoming cloudy later.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 603 Squadron -- Spitfire I (P9553) -- P.G.Dexter
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

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Thursday the 3rd of October 1940.
Day: The weather enables small numbers of single raiders to make low-level sorties over a very wide area of Central England. The De Havilland aircraft factory at Hatfield is bombed.
Night: Raids are restricted by the weather, though, many suburbs receive damage. Some bombs fell on the General Aircraft factory at Feltham.

Losses: Luftwaffe 9: Fighter Command 0.

Weather: Overcast, with rain and drizzle with visibility poor.
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 11 Oct 2009, 21:39

Friday the 4th of October 1940.
Day: At first there were shipping attacks, they were then followed by succession of single raids against London and the South East of Kent.
Night: The weather improved sufficiently by nightfall for Luftflotte 2 to resume heavy bombing of London and Liverpool.

Losses: Luftwaffe 12: Fighter Command 1:

Weather: Very overcast; fog, mist, rain and very low visibility.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 66 Squadron -- Spitfire I (X4320) -- K.McL Gillies
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 11 Oct 2009, 21:40

Saturday the 5th of October 1940.
Day: Mixed enemy formations attempt many attacks over Kent and Hampshire. Some streams head for London, and an afternoon raid penetrates Sussex.
Night: Heavy raids of 200-plus aircraft at night on East and Central London and many Essex and Suffolk airfields.

Losses: Luftwaffe 9: Fighter Command 6.

Weather: Overcast, with showers and some bright periods.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 1 (R.C.A.F) Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3873) -- H.de M Molson
No 238 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3611) -- J.R.MacLachlan
No 303 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3892) -- W.Januszewicz
No 603 Squadron -- Spitfire I (K9807) -- J.S.Morton
No 607 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3554) -- D.Evans
No 609 Squadron -- Spitfire I (N3223) -- T.Nowierski
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 11 Oct 2009, 21:40

Sunday the 6th of October 1940.
Day: Light raids London and East Anglia. Following approach of large raids from Channel, most are only from single air craft or small groups attacking airfields around London. The afternoon similar, with strikes against airfields from Northolt across to Middle Wallop.
Night: There were almost no night attacks. Only seven raiders over London.

Losses: Luftwaffe 9: Fighter Command 2.

Weather: Very overcast with continuous rain.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 64 Squadron -- Spitfire I (R6683) -- F.F.Vinyard
No 303 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3102) -- A.Siudak
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 11 Oct 2009, 21:41

Monday the 7th of October 1940.
Day: There were several large sorties over Kent and Sussex. A heavy raid by fighter bombers was aimed at the Westland factory at Yeovil. They also hit numerous other targets at Dover, Biggin Hill, London and inter lying areas.
Night: Night attacks increased heavy raids on the London area, Mersyside,central Scotland , Harwich, central Scotland, Newcastle and the Solent.

Losses: Luftwaffe 21: Fighter Command 17

Weather: Variable cloud; showers at times.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 41 Squadron -- Spitfire I (N3267) -- D.A.Adams
No 56 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3154) -- D.H.Nicholls
No 152 Squadron -- Spitfire I (N3039) -- H.J.Akroyd
No 222 Squadron -- Spitfire I (P9469) -- J.W.Broadhurst
No 238 Squadron -- Hurricane I (V6777) -- A.R.Covington
No 501 Squadron -- Hurricane I (V6800) -- N.J.M.Barry
No 601 Squadron -- Hurricane I (R4218) -- H.C.Mayers
No 602 Squadron -- Spitfire I (X4016) -- B.E.P.Whall
No 603 Squadron -- Spitfire I (N3109) -- H.F.K.Matthews
No 605 Squadron -- Hurricane I (V7305) -- I.J.Muirhead
Hurricane I (P3677) -- C.E.English
No 607 Squadron -- Hurricane I (L1728) -- I.B.Difford
Hurricane I (P3860) -- A.M.W.Scott
No 609 Squadron -- Spitfire I (N3238) -- A.N.Feary
Spitfire I (N3231) -- M.E.Staples
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 11 Oct 2009, 21:43

Tuesday the 8th of October 1940.
Day: The weather allows several large formations to reach London in the morning, with more attacks in the afternoon.


The first Eagle Squadron became operational manned by American Volunteers.

Night: A broken night brings more concentrated attacks on London and the outer suburbs.

Losses: Luftwaffe 14: Fighter Command 4

Weather: Fair generally, but overcast in the South East.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 66 Squadron -- Spitfire I (R6779à -- G.H.Corbett
Spitfire I (N3043) -- R.A.Ward
No 264 Squadron -- Defiant (N1627) -- H.L.Goodall,R.B.M.Young
No 303 Squadron -- Hurricane I (R4175) -- J.Frantisek
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