Diary August 26, 1940


Downed Do 17 bomber

Downed Do 17 bomber in Southern England.

Diary for Monday, August 26, 1940:

Air War

Battle of Britain (Day 48): Attempted raids on airfields round London, including Debden (heavy damage), and Portsmouth area.
Losses: German, 31; British, 27.
Night raids on Birmingham, Coventry and Plymouth.

Sea War

He 115s and Ju 88s sink one large cargo ship and cripple second off Fraserburgh, Scotland.
German disguised raider Pinguin sinks or captures five merchant ships in Indian Ocean (August 26-September 10).


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