Hello everybody and dear specialists;can we know the losses of the RAF during the two campaigns of 1940 ?
-Battle of France:may and june 1940 ?
-Battle of England:july-december 1940 ?
With,if it is possible,the distinction destroyed,damaged,accidents ?
According to the Royal Air Force official history, the British Air Force in France (including the Advanced Air Striking Force - from Bomber Command) lost 508 aircraft in May-June 1940. The Home Commands (Fighter Command, Bomber Command, Coastal Command) lost 451. Total 959.
The same source says between 10July-31 October 1940, 915 aircraft were lost (presumably from Fighter Command).
^^ Speaking of loss of pilots (and air crew), the Luftwaffe began the BoB with around 2600 aircraft - bombers and fighters. The losses according to Wiki (not sure of the source, but they are broken down by type and numbers) were 1,977 aircraft and 3,510 pilots and aircrew KIA, missing and POWs. That is a lot of trained and experienced personnel to make up for.