Shipping off the south coast attacked.

Night: Minelaying in Thames Estuary and off the Norfolk coast. Bristol area.

Weather: Heavy cloud with rain and poor visibility.

Main Activity:

At about 0945 hours, six Hurricanes of No. 601 Squadron intercepted a formation of Bf 109s from III/JG 27 off the Isle of Wight. One Hurricane was shot down during the engagement. Later that morning, twelve Hurricanes of No. 238 Squadron engaged Bf 109s of 2./JG 27 off Portsmouth. One Bf 109 was shot down.

German Losses
Airmen: 9 | Aircraft: 5

British Losses
Airmen: 1 | Aircraft: 1

Hurricane P2753, No. 601 Squadron. Aircraft lost.
P/O P. Chalenor Lindsay. Posted missing. Shot down by Bf 109 over Channel and crashed into sea.

Photo Description:

  1. Refuelling and rearming No.601 Squadron Hawker Hurricanes at RAF Tangmere, 1940.