Convoy reconnaissances. Convoy off Cromer attacked.

Night: Widespread raids from Thames Estuary to Aberdeen and from Poole, Dorset, to Land’s End and Liverpool.

Weather: Mainly fair with cloud and thunderstorms in eastern districts. South-eastern districts cloudy. Winds variable.

Main Activity:

At 0635 hours, a convoy off Cromer was attacked. Hurricanes of No. 46 Squadron observed bombs bursting around the ships but were unable to intercept the enemy raiders due to thick cloud from 5,000 to 10,000 feet.

German Losses
Airmen: 5 | Aircraft: 3

British Losses
Airmen: 0 | Aircraft: 4

Photo Description:

  1. Luftwaffe air crews study maps in the summer of 1940. In the background is a Dornier Do 17 light bomber. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-341-0481-39A / Spieth / CC-BY-SA 3.0.
  2. Four Messerschmitt Bf 109Es of Jagdgeschwader 51 “Mölders” (IV./JG 51) in France, August 1940. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-058-1784A-14 / Eckert, Erhardt / CC-BY-SA 3.0.