EprGr 210 attack four radar stations

Visibility is perfect with Dungeness being visible from Dover.

The Bf 110s of EprGr 210 lead by Swiss born Hptm Rübensdörffer come in at low level to attack the radar network. Lacking azimuth tracking and confusing range information by passing abeam the radar sites, the Filter Room at Fighter Command assigns the plot an 'X' code (doubtful origin).

Oberleutnant Otto Hintze leads 3 Staffel's eight Bf 109E-1/B Jabos - carrying one SC250 bomb each - attacking Dover. They approach the Dover radar at right angles to make them harder to detect but are picked up by the Rye Radar. The towers are slightly damaged and huts are smashed. Hintze reports seeing the towers clearly swaying.

Two minutes later Lieutenant Rössinger leads 2 Staffel's Bf 110s attacking Rye. Almost every building is hit, except the transmitting and receiving block. The Filter Room repeatedly tries to contact them eventually being told by a WAFF that "Your X raid is bombing us."

Hauptman Rübensdörffer leads the attack on Dunkirk. One 500kg bomb moves the concrete transmitter building several inches.

The final element of 1 Staffel's Bf 110s hit Pevensy with eight 500kg bombs, one of which cuts the power line taking the station off line.

A breach of 160 km has been opened in the radar coverage.

Göring addresses Luftflotten commanders

At Karinhall Göering says to the commanders of his Luftflotten: "Once the enemy air force has been annihilated our attacks will be directed as ordered against other vital targets." (i.e. targets connected with the invasion.)

"Until further notice the main task of Luftflotten 2 and 3 will be to inflict the utmost damage possible on the enemy's fighter forces."

At the same time he announces that the number of night raids on strategic targets was to be increased.

The Bf 109 units of Luftflotten 3 are ordered to move to new airfields in the Pas-de-Calais to extend their combat radius. (They had previously been based in Normandy and Brittany.)

Because of its heavy losses, the Ju 87 Stuka is to be withdrawn from the battle and, on specific instructions from Göring, fighters are to closely escort the bombers. The Bf 110s also suffered heavy losses and it is even suggested that they should be escorted by the Bf 109.