Very little activity.

Weather: Fog in France, the Straits and south-east England.

Note: On this day, Hitler issued Directive No. 16 ordering the preparation of an invasion plan to ‘eliminate the English motherland as a base from which war against Germany can be continued and, if this should become unavoidable, to occupy it to the full extent’.

Main Activity:

Around 1700 hours, Ju 88 bombers of 6./KG 54 attacked Lee-on-Solent and destroyed a Royal Navy DH86 on the ground. Six Hurricanes from No. 601 Squadron intercepted and shot down one of the bombers off St. Catherine’s Point.

German Losses
Airmen: 4 | Aircraft: 4

British Losses
Airmen: 1 | Aircraft: 1

Hurricane P2995, No. 249 Squadron. Aircraft destroyed.
Sgt A.D.W. Main killed. Engine cut out during take off from base airfield.

Photo Descriptions:

  1. Pilots from No. 601 Squadron showing the squadron badge on the tail of a Hawker Hurricane.
  2. Junkers Ju 88A bombers of KG 54 in 1940. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-409-0885-30A / Kahler / CC-BY-SA 3.0.