|Day: The eve of Phase 2 of the Battle of Britain. The
Luftwaffe issues new orders for 'Adler Tag' on 13th, and has its most successful
day so far. Large-scale attack groups are launched, with a heavy
raid of Ju 88's on Portsmouth. Five
fighter airfields were badly damaged, including Hawkinge, Lympne (which
was made unserviceable) and Manston (put temporarily out of action after
raid by Do 17's of KG 2). There
were also raids on Dover, Pevensey radar station and Rye. The raids on
the Radar Stations were carried out by fighter bombers (Bf
109 & Bf 110) of Ep 210
who disabled Ventnor radar station and damaged three others six installations
Night: Widespread small nuisance raids at night over the Southern half of the country.
Losses: Luftwaffe 31 : Fighter Command 22.
Weather: Fine and clear with some mist and haze.
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