|Day: Several waves of massed raiders are sent against
southern airfields. This is the first use in battle of Kampfgruppe 100
as a pathfinder unit. Airfield targets include Biggin Hill, Croydon, Kenley
(which was badly damaged), West Malling and Ford (severe damage at Ford).
Gosport and Thorney Island were attacked later in the day. There was indiscriminate
bombing in South-East Croydon and the Rollason factory was bombed again.
Poling radar station was bombed and put out of action for a week. A large
formation of Ju 87's was engaged
by No's 152 -
601 - No 602 and
234 Squadron's. It was the last major use of the Ju
87's in the Battle of Britain, due to heavy losses, sixteen of them
were shot down on this day.
Night: Nocturnal bombing started again over Central England, and further mine laying of South Wales, Bristol and East Anglia.
Weather: Fine and clear at first, but soon overcast.