FIRST RAF NIGHT RAID ON BERLIN: 81 bombers despatched, but many fail to find target; slight damage in city centre and suburbs. Raids on other targets inc. Cologne, Hamm and Boulogne. Total losses: 5 aircraft.
Battle of Britain (Day 47): air battle over Portland-Portsmouth area. 19 German aircraft destroyed for loss of 8 RAF fighters; Warmwell airfield bombed. 150 night raiders over Britain: main target Birmingham.