||Hitler decreed the Battle of Britain with the command “The German Air Force is to overcome the British Air Force with all means at its disposal, and as soon as possible.”
||“Eagle Day”. The Luftwaffe launched its offensive against Britain, with 1,485 sorties. The Germans lost 45 ‘planes and the RAF 13.
||A day of intense attacks. The Luftwaffe launched a total of 1,790 sorties and lose 75 ‘planes. The RAF lost 34.
||The Germans established an ‘operational area’ around Britain. In it, any ship was to be sunk without warning.
||The RAF launched its first raid on Berlin.
||Some 300 German bombers, escorted by 600 fighters, attack London.
||The RAF claimed to have shot down 183 German ‘planes – a figure later found to be inflated.
||Hitler postponed “Operation Sealion” until further notice.
||“Operation Sealion” postponed until 1941.