|Day: Heavy fighting over Channel convoys (The Germans
now had some radar on the French coast). Air attacks
on shipping over a wide area, but especially off Dover, in collaboration
with E-boats and involving over 60 Ju
87's of Stukageschwader III and over 30 Ju
88's from KG 4, all with heavy fighter escort. Fifteen Fighter Command
squadrons were in action. 5 ships were sunk and 5 damaged plus 2 destroyers
leaving Dover were damaged.
Night: Reconnaissance, Bristol and English Channel and minelaying in Thames Estuary and the Firth of Forth. Also bombing raids over West Central Scotland.
Losses: Luftwaffe 16: Fighter Command 8.
Weather: Fine and clear, but some Channel haze.