Battle of Britain daily data set

The Battle of Britain daily data set contains the data points by day:

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Battle of Britain Combat Archive

These were taken from a manual count of records listed in the Battle of Britain Combat Archive.

  • RAF aircraft lost 1
  • RAF pilot lost 2
  • RAF wounded 3
  • RAF injured 4
  • RAF Hurricane lost
  • RAF Spitfire lost
  • RAF Defiant lost
  • RAF Blenheim lost
  • Luftwaffe fighter Bf 109 lost
  • Luftwaffe fighter Bf 110 lost
  • Luftwaffe bomber Ju 87 lost
  • Luftwaffe bomber Do 17 lost
  • Luftwaffe bomber Ju 88 lost
  • Luftwaffe bomber He 111 lost
  • Luftwaffe reconnaissance lost
  • Luftwaffe fighter lost 1
  • Luftwaffe fighter pilot lost 2
  • Luftwaffe fighter pilot wounded 3
  • Luftwaffe fighter pilot injured 4
  • Luftwaffe bomber lost 1
  • Luftwaffe bomber crew lost 5
  • Luftwaffe bomber crew partial loss 6
  • Luftwaffe bomber crew injured 7
  1. This includes all aircraft listed in the source as *lost*, no attempt has been made to distinguish between aircraft that might be easily repairable and those that were a total loss.
  2. This includes dead and prisoner of war.
  3. This includes pilots who, as far as I can estimate, did not return to flying during the battle.
  4. This includes pilots who, as far as I can estimate, did return to flying during the battle.
  5. All crew killed or taken prisoner.
  6. At least one member of the crew was killed, wounded, or taken prisoner.
  7. At least one member of the crew was injured.

Narrow Margin

The following were taken from the appendices in The Narrow Margin.

  • Fighter Command Pilot Establishment
  • Fighter Command Pilot Strength
  • RAF In Total Aircraft Initially Equiped Operationally Fit Squadrons (daily average)
  • RAF Total Aircraft Available for Operations in Fighter Sqadron (daily average)
  • Luftwaffe Close Reconnaissance Establishment
  • Luftwaffe Close Reconnaissance Strength
  • Luftwaffe Close Reconnaissance Servicability
  • Luftwaffe Long-range Reconnaissance Establishment
  • Luftwaffe Long-range Reconnaissance Strength
  • Luftwaffe Long-range Reconnaissance Servicability
  • Luftwaffe Fighter Establishment
  • Luftwaffe Fighter Strength
  • Luftwaffe Fighter Serviceability
  • Luftwaffe Heavy Fighter Establishment
  • Luftwaffe Heavy Fighter Strength
  • Luftwaffe Heavy Fighter Serviceability
  • Luftwaffe Bomber Establishment
  • Luftwaffe Bomber Strength
  • Luftwaffe Bomber Serviceability
  • Luftwaffe Dive-bomber Establishment
  • Luftwaffe Dive-bomber Strength
  • Luftwaffe Dive-bomber Serviceability
  • Luftwaffe Ground Attack Establishment
  • Luftwaffe Ground Attack Strength
  • Luftwaffe Ground Attack Serviceability
  • Luftwaffe Coastal Establishment
  • Luftwaffe Coastal Strength
  • Luftwaffe Coastal Serviceability
  • Luftwaffe Transport Establishment
  • Luftwaffe Transport Strength
  • Luftwaffe Transport Serviceability

Case Studies in the Achievement of Air Superiority

The following are taken from Case Studies in the Achievement of Air Superiority – Benjamin Franklin Cooling.

  • Bf 109 Operational %
  • Bf 110 Operational %
  • Bomber Operational %
  • Luftwaffe Estimated Operational Strength Single Engine Fighters
  • Luftwaffe Estimated Operational Strength Twin Engine Fighters
  • Luftwaffe Estimated Operational Strength Dive Bombers
  • Luftwaffe Estimated Operational Strength Bombers

License

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