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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, 21:44

Wednesday the 9th of October 1940.
Day: Airfields in Kent and London area are attacked by large concentrations during day.
Night: Whole country covered. The main raid was a 100 plus on London.

Losses: Luftwaffe 11: Fighter Command 2

Weather: Fair to the North. Mixed cloud with rain over the Channel and Northern France.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 92 Squadron -- Spitfire I (X4597) -- E.T.J.Frith
No 235 Squadron -- Blenheim IVf (N3530) -- J.C.Kirkpatrick,R.C.Thomas,G.E.Keel
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 11 Oct 2009, 21:44

Thursday the 10th of October 1940.
Day: East Kent, London suburbs and Weymouth. Fighter-bombers attack in streams, instead of en`masse, at different levels and at first across Kent to outer London. Another stream strikes Weymouth.
Night: Heavy night attacks on London, Manchester and Liverpool, and 15 airfields across the country

Losses: Luftwaffe 7: Fighter Command 7

Weather: Bright but showery; haze in Thames estuary and East Anglia.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 56 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3421) -- J.Hlavac
No 92 Squadron -- Spitfire I (X4038) -- D.G.Williams
Spitfire I (R6616) -- J.F.Drummond
Spitfire I (X4552) -- W.T.Ellis
No 238 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3984) -- R.F.T.Doe
No 249 Squadron -- Hurricane I (V7537) -- E.A.Bayley
No 312 Squadron -- Hurricane I (L1547) -- O.Hanzlicek
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 11 Oct 2009, 21:46

Friday the 11th of October 1940.
Day: High fliers over Kent, Sussex and Weymouth. Fighters and fighter-bombers continue to use stream tactics, generally at 30,000 to 35,000 ft where they are difficult to counter. Some nine streams during day attack Kent, Sussex and Weymouth area, including Biggin Hill and Kenley.


The first Beaufighter night fighter Squadrons became operational.

Night: Attacks on London, Liverpool, Manchester, Tyne-Tees.

Losses: Luftwaffe 7: Fighter Command 8

Weather: Fair, with coastal mist and showers; fog at night.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 41 Squadron -- Spitfire I (X4052) -- D.H.O'Neill
Spitfire I (X4554) -- L.R.Carter
Spitfire I (P9447) -- J.G.Lecky
No 66 Squadron -- Spitfire I (X4562) -- J.H.T.Pickering
No 72 Squadron -- Spitfire I (K9870) -- P.D.Pool
No 73 Squadron -- Hurricane I (V6676) -- R.Plenderleith
No 253 Squadron -- Hurricane I (V6570) -- L.C.Murch
No 421 Flight -- Spitfire II (P7303) -- C.A.H.Ayling
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 11 Oct 2009, 21:47

Saturday the 12th of October 1940.
Day: London and the South-East. All-day stream raids on the London area with interceptions difficult, but many of them are diverted.


'Seelöwe' postponed until the spring of 1941.

Night: Night activity is restricted, but Central London hit.

Losses: Luftwaffe 6: Fighter Command 10

Weather: Widespread fog. Clearing later from the East.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 72 Squadron -- Spitfire I (P9338) -- H.R.Case
No 92 Squadron -- Spitfire I (X4591) -- A.J.S.Pattinson
No 145 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3896) -- P.Thorpe
Hurricane I (V7251) -- P.W.Rabone
Hurricane I (V7426) -- J.V.Wadham
No 219 Squadron -- Blenheim (L1113) -- R.V.Baron,G.M.Mean
No 249 Squadron -- Hurricane I (V7313) -- G.Perrin
No 257 Squadron -- Hurricane I (V7298) -- C.F.A.Capon
No 421 Flight -- Spitfire II (P7441) -- C.P.Green
No 605 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3022) -- P.R.C.McIntosh
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 11 Oct 2009, 21:48

Sunday the 13th of October 1940.
Day: London and Kent attacked again. A convoy is attacked off the East coast.
there are small raids in over Thames estuary and north Kent coast. The larger raids over Kent reach east London.
Night: Attacks on London, South Wales, Bristol, Liverpool, Birmingham Merseyside and Birkenhead.

Losses: Luftwaffe 4: Fighter Command 3

Weather: Fog, clearing early, fine at first, cloudy later.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 17 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3536) -- J.K.Ross
No 29 Squadron -- Blenheim If (L6637) -- R.E.Stevens,O.K.Sly,A.Jackson
No 66 Squadron -- Spitfire I (X4543) -- H.Cook
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 11 Oct 2009, 21:49

Monday the 14th of October 1940.
Day: Small attacks on wide front. Some 50-60 raids fan out across Kent during day to attack various areas in the South East and South Midlands. North Weald is damaged.
Night: Clearing skies at night bring London's heaviest attack yet with 500 killed. Coventry is also attacked

Losses: Luftwaffe 3: Fighter Command 1

Weather: Rain and drizzle spreading from the South East.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 605 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3107) -- R.Hope
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 11 Oct 2009, 21:50

Tuesday the 15th of October 1940.
Day: There were attacks on London, the Thames Estuary and Kent. Fighter-bomber streams hit the Kentish ports, the Thames Estuary and London in waves. Waterloo station was damaged.
Night: An even heavier night attack on London at full moon establishes a pattern foreshadowing the Blitz to come. Some 400 people are killed. Birmingham also hit and heavily damaged..

Losses: Luftwaffe 15: Fighter Command 14

Weather: Fair, with some cloud in the East.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 29 Squadron -- Blenheim If (K7135) -- D.O.G.
No 41 Squadron -- Spitfire I (X4178) -- D.P.Lloyd
No 46 Squadron -- Hurricane I (N2480) -- P.S.Gunning
Hurricane I (V6550) -- E.E.Williams
Hurricane I (V6789) -- A.T.Gooderham
No 92 Squadron -- Spitfire I (R6838) -- K.B.Parker
Spitfire I (X4418) -- C.B.F.Kingcome
Spitfire I (R6642) -- J.W.Lund
No 145 Squadron -- Hurricane I (V7337) -- J.Machecek
No 229 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3124) -- A.J.Banham
No 302 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P2752) -- M.Wedzik
No 421 Flight -- Spitfire II (P7444) -- M.A.Lee
No 501 Squadron -- Hurricane I (V6722) -- S.A.Fenmore
No 605 Squadron -- Hurricane I (N2546) -- I.J.Muirhead
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 11 Oct 2009, 21:51

Wednesday the 16th of October 1940.
Day: Daytime was quiet, apart from a few probes into Kent and the Bristol Channel area due to bad weather.
Night: About 200 raiders mostly attacking singly on London and elsewhere.

Losses: Luftwaffe 12: Fighter Command 1.

Weather: Overcast with fog over Northern France.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 249 Squadron -- Hurricane I (V6878) -- K.T.Lofts
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 11 Oct 2009, 21:51

Thursday the 17th of October 1940.
Day: Continuous streams to London, also Kent. Fast and high fighter-bomber streams attack Kentish targets and a broad band through to north-west London.
Night: Birmingham, Liverpool, and airfields in 11Group North and East of London attacked at night.

Losses: Luftwaffe 15: Fighter Command 4

Weather: Brighter, but showery.

R.A.F. Losses.
No 66 Squadron -- Spitfire I (R6800) -- H.W.Reilly
No 74 Squadron -- Spitfire I (P7360) -- A.L.Ricalton
No 213 Squadron -- Hurricane I (P3174) -- R.Atkinson
No 242 Squadron -- Hurricane I (V6575) -- N.N.Campbell
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Re: Battle of britain,dag na dag.

Postby Francesco Baracca » 11 Oct 2009, 21:52

Friday the 18th of October 1940.
Day: Nearly 40 raids approach over East Anglia to attack London from the North.
Night: Night raids over London and the South Midlands, are on a reduced scale and brief.

Losses: Luftwaffe 13: Fighter Command 0

Weather: Overcast, with fog and low cloud with poor visibility in Northern Europe.
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