Appendix 24: The Battle of Britain: The Last Phase Summary of Operations, 7th September to 31st October, 1940
Losses (24 hours)
Main Events by Day
More than 300 bombers despatched against Greater London. Big fires in dockland and down-river.
More than 200 bombers despatched against Greater London, but only about 90 reached the neighbourhood
of their objectives. Lively air actions over Kent and the south-western suburbs.
Attacks on Greater London and the outskirts of Southampton.
Attacks on London: opposition not very effective.
More than 200 bombers despatched against Greater London and some 30 against Portland and the outskirts
of Southampton. Luftwaffe flew some 700 fighter sorties. Fighter Command fought notably successful actions over Kent and
About 70 bombers despatched against Greater London in three waves; stiff opposition.
Damaging attack on Bristol Aeroplane Factory at Filton. Plymouth and Portland also attacked.
Damaging attack on Supermarine Aircraft Factory near Southampton.
Minor raids (but see text for 27th).
Attack on Westland Aircraft Factory at Yeovil defeated by fighters and cloudy sky.
Minor raids on Greater London and other targets, fighter-bombers providing much of the striking-power.