Quiet with isolated raids on east coast shipping.

Night: Minelaying and attacks off east coast.

Weather: Cloudy with showers, some bright intervals. Channel still cloudy.

Main Activity:

At 1140 hours, a lone He 111 of 7./KG 26 attacked the Sunderland shipyard, killing four civilians and injuring seventy-eight. The bomber was intercepted and shot down by Hurricanes of No. 79 Squadron.

At about 1430 hours, Hurricanes from Nos. 234 and 601 Squadrons intercepted and shot down a Ju 88 of 5.(K)/LG 1 over Falmouth.

At 1650 hours, Bf 109s of JG 51 approached Dover and attempted to shoot down barrage balloons without success. They were seen off by Spitfires of No. 64 Squadron.

German Losses
Airmen: 13 | Aircraft: 6

British Losses
Airmen: 1 | Aircraft: 3

Hurricane L2103, No. 605 Squadron. Crashed into sea.
Sgt R.D. Ritchie. Killed. Crashed into sea after aircraft had glycol leak. Rescued by boat, pilot dead.
http://www.bbm.org.uk/airmen/RitchieRD.htm


Photo Descriptions:

  1. A Heinkel He 111 bomber in flight. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-647-5211-33 / Wilzek / CC-BY-SA 3.0.
  2. Bren gun carriers of 53rd Striking Force, Royal Armoured Corps, passing through a town in southern England, 9 August 1940. © IWM (H 2919)