Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day 334 July 30, 1940

Battle of Britain Day 21. Bad weather (low clouds and rain showers) restricts flying all day. 5 German raids target the Scottish coast and Northeast England. At noon, Spitfires of 603 Squadron shoot down 1 Heinkel He111 off Montrose Scotland. Further South, convoys are attacked in the English Channel off the coast of Essex and Suffolk. At 3.30 PM, Hurricanes of 85 Squadron shoot down 1 Messerschmitt Bf110 of Southwold, Suffolk. No British fighters are lost. Overnight, there are a few small bombing raids over Southeast England, South Wales and the Midlands.

Destroyer HMS Delight sinks in Portland harbour after being bombed yesterday in the English Channel.

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