Reduced activity in the south-east and East Anglia.
Night: Raids on London and Merseyside.
Weather: Fine at the start and end of the day, cloudy in-between.
The Germans, after a morning harassing convoys, struck out with several high-flying formations. Nine of their aircraft failed to return home and that night Weybridge A.A. gunners added a bomber to the score. Five British fighters were destroyed.
Excerpt from The Narrow Margin by Derek Wood & Derek Dempster
Airmen: 16 | Aircraft: 9
Airmen: 2 | Aircraft: 6
Hurricane P5177, No. 79 Squadron
F/O G.C.B. Peters killed. Failed to return after intercepting He 111s over the Irish Sea.
Hurricane V7312, No. 615 Squadron
P/O J. McGibbon killed. Dived into ground from 7,000ft during routine practice flight.
- Sergeant Bernard ‘Jimmy’ Jennings of No 19 Squadron rests on a starter trolley while giving a combat report to the squadron ‘spy’ (intelligence officer) at Fowlmere, the satellite airfield of Duxford, late September 1940. © IWM (CH 1360)
- Flying Officer Hugh Tamblyn of No 242 Squadron, photographed on Squadron Leader Douglas Bader’s Hurricane at Duxford, late September 1940. © IWM (CH 1410)
- Flying Officer Frank Brinsden, a New Zealander with No 19 Squadron, at ease in the spartan living accommodation at Fowlmere, the satellite airfield of Duxford, late September 1940. Brinsden had been shot down on 31 August 1940, but baled out safely. © IWM (CH 1466)