Luftwaffe intelligence assessment of damage to the RAF from Adlerangriff

German intelligence estimates that the Luftwaffe has destroyed no less than 664 British aircraft in the period August 12th to 19th and that up to August 17th forty-four R.A.F. airfields had been attacked.

11 are claimed as destroyed:

  1. Driffield
  2. Eastchurch
  3. Gosport
  4. Hawkinge
  5. Lee-on-Solent
  6. Lympne
  7. Manston
  8. Martlesham Heath
  9. Portsmouth
  10. Rochester
  11. Tangmere

A further twelve airfields were described as ‘severely damaged’ and twenty-one ‘partly damaged’. Contrary to German belief, only one airfield, Manston, was put out of action for any length of time.


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