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BOBHSOC

Fighter Command Order of Battle
September 15th 1940

11 Group / Air Vice Marshal Keith Park / Uxbridge Middlesex
SECTOR
SQN
AIRCRAFT
BASE
COMMANDER
Biggin Hill72SpitfireBiggin HillS/L A.R.Collins
 .92SpitfireBiggin HillS/L F.J.Sanders
 .66 SpitfireGravesendS/L R.H.A.Leigh
 .141DefiantBiggin HillS/L W.A.Richardson
North Weald249HurricaneNorth WealdS/L J.Grandy
 .46HurricaneStaplefordS/L J.R.MacLachlan
 .23BlenheimNorth WealdS/L G.F.W.Heycock
 .23 halfBeaufighterNorth WealdS/L G.F.W.Heycock
Kenley253HurricaneKenleyS/L E.R.Bitmead
 .501HurricaneKenleyS/L H.A.V.Hogan
 .605HurricaneCroydonS/L W.M.Churchill
Hornchurch603SpitfireHornchurchS/L G.L.Denholm
 .41SpitfireHornchurchS/L R.C.Lister
 .222SpitfireHornchurchS/L L.H.Hill
 .600Blenheim/BeaufighterHornchurchS/L H.L.Maxwell
Tangmere213HurricaneTangmereS/L D.S.Wilson-McDonald
 .607HurricaneTangmereS/L J.A.Vick
 .602SpitfireWesthampnettS/L A.V.R.Johnstone
 .23 halfBlenhein/BeaufighterFordS/L G.F.W.Heycock
Debden17HurricaneDebdenS/L A.G.Miller
 .73HurricaneDebdenS/L M.L.Beytagh
 257HurricaneMartleshamS/L R.Stanford-Tuck
 25 halfBlenheimMartleshamS/L W.W.Loxton
Northolt1 RCAFHurricaneNortholtS/L E.A.McNab
 .229HurricaneNortholtS/L H.J.Maguire
.303*HurricaneNortholtS/L R.Kellett 
 264DefiantNortholtS/L G.D.Garvin
 504HurricaneHendonS/L J.Sample
* 303 Squadronwas the famous and very successful Polish squadron
 
10 Group / Air Vice MarshalSir Christopher Brand / Box, Wiltshire
 SECTOR
SQN 
AIRCRAFT 
BASE
COMMANDER 
Filton79HurricanePemburyS/L J.H.Heyworth
Middle Wallop238HurricaneMiddle WallopS/L H.Fenton
 .609SpitfireWarmwellS/L H.Darley
 .604Blenheim/BeaufighterMiddle WallopS/L M.Anderson
 .152SpitfireWarmwellS/L P.Devitt
 56HurricaneBoscome DownS/L H.M.Pinfold
 23 halfBlenheimMiddle WallopS/L G.F.W.Heycock
St Eval234SpitfireSt EvalS/L M.V.Blake
 .247GladiatorRoboroughF/L H.A.Chater
Exeter87HurricaneExeter/BilburyS/L R.S.Mills
 601HurricaneFiltonS/L Sir ArchibaldHope

 
12 Group / Air Vice MarshalTrafford Leigh-Mallory / Watnall, Nottinghamshire
SECTOR
SQN
AIRCRAFT
BASE
COMMANDER
Duxford242HurricaneDuxfordS/L D.Bader
 .302HurricaneDuxfordS/L W.A.J.Satchell-S/LM.Mumler
 310HurricaneDuxfordS/L G.D.M.Blackwood-S/LA.Hess
 19SpitfireFowlmereS/L B.J.E Lane
Coltishall74SpifireWitteringS/L A.G (Sailor) Malan
Kirton-in-Lindsay616SpitfireKirtonS/L W.Burton
 .264 halfDefiantKirtonS/L G.D.Garvin
Digby151HurricaneDigbyNot known at thisstage
 .611SpitfireDigbyS/L J.McCoomb
 .29Blenheim/BeaufighterDigbyS/L S.Widdows
Wittering1HurricaneWitteringS/L D.A.Pemberton
 .266SpitfireWitteringNone. S/L P.Jamison17-9-40
Church Fenton85HurricaneChurch FentonS/L P.W.Townsend
 .306*HurricaneChurch FentonNot known at thisstage
 .64SpitfireLeconfieldS/L D.McDonnell
* 306 Squadron flew only one squadronthat was operational.
 
13 Group / Air Vice MarshalRichard Saul / Newcastle, Northumberland
SECTOR
SQN
AIRCRAFT
BASE
COMMANDER
Catterick54SpitfireCatterickF/L F.P.L.Dunworth
 .219 halfBlenheim/BeaufighterCatterickS/L J.H.Little
Usworth43HurricaneUsworthNone. S/L T.Daltonfrom 16-9-40
 .32HurricaneAcklingtonS/L M.N.Crossley
 .610SpitfireAcklingtonS/L J.Ellis
 219 halfBlenheimAcklingtonS/L J.H.Little
Turnhouse3HurricaneTurnhouseS/L S.F.Godden
 .65SpitfireTurnhouseS/L A.L.Holland
 .141DefiantTurnhouseS/L W.A.Richardson
 111 HurricaneDremS/L J.M.Thompson
 263Hurricane/WhirlwindDremS/L T.P.Pugh
Dyce145HurricaneDyce/MontroseS/L J.R.A.Peel
Wick232HurricaneSumburghF/L M.M.Stephens
Aldergrove245HurricaneAldergroveS/L E.W.Whitley
*This squadron later converted overto Whirlwind aircraft.



BOBHSOC

The LuftwaffeOrder of Battle at 7th September 1940


LUFTFLOTTE 2
based in France north of the Seine,Belgium and Holland
Messerschmitt Bf 109 singleengined fighter
GRUPPE
AIRCRAFT
AVAILABLE
BASE
1/JG 3Bf 109E14Pas de Calais
11/JG 3Bf 109E21Pas de Calais
111/JG 3Bf 109E23Pas de Calais
1/JG 26Bf 109E20Pas de Calais
Stab JG 1Bf 109E3Pas de Calais
Stab JG 3Bf 109E3Pas de Calais
Stab JG 26Bf 109E3Pas de Calais
11/JG 26Bf 109E28Northern France
111/JG 26Bf 109E26Northern France
Stab JG 27Bf 109E4Etaples
1/JG 27Bf 109E27Etaples
11/JG 27Bf 109E33Montreuil
111/JG 27Bf 109E27Sempy
Stab JG 51Bf 109E4St Omer
1/JG 51Bf 109E33St Omer
11/JG 51Bf 109E13St Omer
111/JG 51Bf 109E31Pas de Calais
1/JG 52Bf 109E17Laon/Couvron
Stab JG 52Bf 109E1Laon/Couvron
11/JG 52Bf 109E23Pas de Calais
111/JG 52Bf 109E16Pas de Calais
Stab JG 54Bf 109E2Northern France
1/JG 54Bf 109E23Southern Holland
11/JG 54Bf 109E27Southern Holland
111/JG 54Bf 109E23Southern Holland
1/JG 77Bf 109E40Northern France
Messerschmitt Bf 110 twinengined fighters
GRUPPE
AIRCRAFT
AVAILABLE
BASE
Stab ZG 2Bf 110N/ANot Known
1/Zg 2Bf 11010Amiens and Caen
11/ZG 2Bf 11010Guyancourt/Caudran
Stab ZG 26Bf 1103Not Known
1/ZG 26Bf 11014Abbeville
11/ZG 26Bf 11017Crecy-en-Ponthieu
111/ZG 26Bf 11017Barley and Arques
V(Z)LG 1Bf 11019Ligescourt
Erprobungsgruppe 210Bf 110
Bf 109E
17Denain
Long Range ReconnaissanceAircraft
GRUPPE
AIRCRAFT
AVAILABLE
BASE
1(F)/ 22Do 17 and Bf 1109Lille
1(F)/ 122Ju 883Holland
2(F)/ 122Ju 88 and He 1119Brussels/Melsbruek
3(F)/ 122Ju 88 and He 11110Einhoven
4(F)/ 122Ju 88
He 111
Bf 110
9Brussels
5(F)/ 122Ju 88 and He 11111Haute-Fontaine
Luftwaffe Bomber Units
GRUPPE/AIRCRAFT
BASE
I/KG 1 He111Montdidier
II/KG 1 He 111Montdidier
III/KG 1 He 111Rosieres-en-Santerre
I/KG 2 Do 17Epinoy
II/KG 2 Do 17Arras
III/KG 2 Do 17Cambrai
I/KG 3 Do 17Le Culot
II/KG 3 Do 17Antwerp/Deurne
III/KG 3 Do 17St Truiden
I/KG 4 He 111Soesterberg
II/KG 4 He 111Eindhoven
III/KG 4 Ju 88Amsterdam/Schipol
I/KG 53 He 111Lille
II/KG 53 He 111Lille
III/KG 53 He111Lille
I/KG 76 Do 17Beauvais
II/KG 76 Ju 88Creil
III/KG 76Cormeilles-en-Vexin


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