Targets in south-east England, airfields and communications facilities along with airfields in the west.

Night: Little activity.

Weather: Mainly cloudy with bright patches and cloud in the Channel.

Main Activity:

At 1140 hours, a large formation comprising eighty Ju 87 Stuka dive-bombers of II/StG 1 and IV/LG 1, escorted by around 100 Bf 109s of JG 26, was detected forming over Calais. Hurricanes of Nos. 32 and 615 Squadrons along with Spitfires of Nos. 65 and 610 Squadrons were scrambled and met the enemy aircraft over Dover. In the ensuing combat, three British fighters were shot down and two others damaged for the loss of only one Bf 109. The Goodwin lightship was attacked and sunk by the Stukas and eight Dover barrage balloons were shot down by a staffel of Bf 109s.

At 1215 hours, Bf 110 fighter-bombers of Erprobungsgruppe 210 attacked RAF Manston at low level, destroying four hangers and three Blenheims on the ground. Two Bf 110s were shot down by anti-aircraft defences.

At 1745 hours, RAF Middle Wallop was attacked by a small formation of He 111s from KG 55 and a lone Ju 88 from 1./LG 1. One hanger was destroyed and three airmen were killed. Spitfires of No. 609 Squadron intercepted the enemy raiders, shooting down the Ju 88 and one of the Heinkels.

German Losses
Airmen: 35 | Aircraft: 20

British Losses
Airmen: 4 | Aircraft: 9

Hurricane P3109, No. 615 Squadron.
F/O P. Collard. Killed. Shot down over Channel. Believed body washed ashore in France.
http://www.bbm.org.uk/airmen/Collard.htm

Hurricane P3160, No. 615 Squadron.
P/O C.R. Montgomery. Killed. Failed to return to base. Believed shot down over Channel.
http://www.bbm.org.uk/airmen/MontgomeryCR.htm

Spitfire N3024, No. 609 Squadron.
F/O H. McD Goodwin. Killed. Shot down off coast by unknown enemy aircraft.
http://www.bbm.org.uk/airmen/GoodwinHMcD.htm

Hurricane L1739, No. 43 Squadron.
Sgt H.F. Montgomery. Killed. Last seen in combat with He 111. Failed to return to base.
http://www.bbm.org.uk/airmen/MontgomeryHF.htm


Photo Descriptions:

  1. An soldier examines the wreckage of a Messerschmitt Bf 110D of Erprobungsgruppe 210, one of two shot down by anti-aircraft guns at Manston aerodrome, 14 August 1940. © IWM (HU 69874)
  2. A wrecked hanger at RAF Middle Wallop after a German raid on 14 August 1940.
  3. Damage inside the hanger at RAF Middle Wallop after a German raid on 14 August 1940.
  4. Bomb damage at RAF Middle Wallop after a German raid on 14 August 1940.
  5. The Sergeants’ Mess at RAF Sealand after a Luftwaffe raid on 14 August 1940. (RAFM P021824)
  6. The wreckage of He 111P (W.Nr: 2624 1G+FS) of 8./KG 27 at Border House Farm near Chester in Cheshire. The aircraft was attacking RAF Sealand on 14 August 1940 when it was shot down by W/C John R Hallings-Pott, S/L John S McLean and P/O Peter V “Decoy” Ayerst of No. 7 OTU from RAF Hawarden. © IWM (HU 7958)
  7. The tail section of He 111P (W.Nr: 2624 1G+FS) of 8./KG 27 at Border House Farm near Chester in Cheshire, shot down on 14 August 1940.
  8. A crashed Heinkel He IIIP, 1G+NT, of III/KG 27, shot down by Blue Section of No. 92 Squadron RAF at 6 pm on 14 August 1940, lying by the side of the road at Charterhouse, Somerset. Note the machine gun projecting from the starboard side of the fuselage as protection from beam attacks. © IWM (CH 1887)