Diary for Thursday, October 31, 1940:
British forces land on Crete.
BATTLE OF BRITAIN ENDS (Day 114). Luftwaffe loses 116 fighter-bombers and escort fighters during raids on London and southeast England in October 1940. RAF loses 190 fighters.
Raids on Coventry (August 18 – October 31): 198 t of bombs dropped in 17 raids; 176 killed, 229 seriously injured.
BATTLE OF BRITAIN LOSSES:
|(Totals, July 10 - October 31):||Luftwaffe||RAF|
|aircrafts||1,733 planes||828 planes|
|air crews||3,893 men||1,007 men|
Merchant shipping losses in October 1940: 99 Allied ships with 418,254 tons in Atlantic, 4 Allied ship with 24,721 tons elsewhere.
6 Axis ships with 19,968 tons in Mediterranean.
1 U-boat sunk in the Atlantic, Arctic or Baltic. 27 serviceable U-boats in Atlantic.