Shipping and overland reconnaissance.
Weather: Squally and thundery, some bright intervals. Channel cloudy.
Note: This was the date set by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring for the commencement of Adlertag (Eagle Day) but poor weather forced a postponement.
At 0730 hours, a lone Do 17 crossed the coast at Pevensey and attacked the aerodrome at West Malling, injuring ten civilians. Hurricanes of No. 501 Squadron attempted to intercept but lost the bomber in the bad weather.
Airmen: 1 | Aircraft: 1
Airmen: 0 | Aircraft: 0
- A Dornier Do 17Z bomber drops it’s payload, Summer 1940. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-341-0489-13 / Spieth / CC-BY-SA 3.0.
- Airmen and WAAF operators at work in the wooden Receiver hut at Ventnor Chain Home station, Isle of Wight, during the Battle of Britain. © IWM (C 1868)