Battle of Britain

Spitfire Site

History and Operations

Battle of Britain

Added during 2010

2010-09-15

Describing the events of 15 September 1940, this letter by Sergeant Pilot G. D. Bushell of No. 213 Squadron, RAF provides a first-hand account of the grand air battle of that day.

2010-09-14

7 September 1940. The London Blitz began in the afternoon of 7 September with the first mass daylight air raid on the docks area.

2010-09-14

6 September 1940 By the beginning of September, London had entered its second year in the war. Three million men were called to arms, ...

2010-09-08

5 September 1940 Leutnant Franz von Werra was one of several Luftwaffe personalities who rose from obscurity to fame in a space of merely ...

2010-09-06

5 September 1940 As the first week of September was nearing its end, Fighter Command, which had been constantly mauled for three weeks, reached ...

2010-08-30

24 August – 6 September 1940 Phase two of Adlerangriff did not immediately follow the first because of additional concentration of German fighter forces ...

2010-08-27

19 August 1940 Luftwaffe activities between the Adlertag and 18 August, which marked the end of the first phase of their assault, followed essentially ...

2010-08-25

18 August 1940 During the five days of the offensive which had started on the Eagle Day, the Germans were probing for gaps in ...

2010-08-23

16 August 1940 Of the two main British fighter types participating in the Battle of Britain, the rugged Hawker Hurricane was notorious for its ...

2010-08-22

15 August 1940 This day was remarkable in many respects. Five major operations were fought. The activity ranged over a front of 500 miles ...