HC Deb 07 August 1941 vol 373 cc2134-5W
Captain Pilkington

asked the Secretary of State for Air how many British, German and Italian aeroplanes were destroyed on all fronts in May, June and July, respectively?

Sir A. Sinclair

An analysis of British official communiques shows the total number of British, German and Italian aircraft lost or destroyed on all fronts (excluding the Russian) in the months of May, June and July are as follow:

British. German. Italian.
May 149 335 3
June 227 277 52
July 285 326 64
Total 661 938 119

The British losses include those incurred in Iraq and Syria. The enemy losses do not include aircraft whose nationality was not established, or aircraft destroyed by the Fleet Air Arm and by the guns of His Majesty's ships and of merchant vessels.