October 16, 1939First attack on British territory by the German Luftwaffe.
Luftwaffe is a generic German term for an air force. It is also the official name for two of the four historic German air forces, the Wehrmacht air arm founded in 1935 and disbanded in 1945; and the current Bundeswehr air arm founded in 1956.
November 14, 1940In England, the city of Coventry is heavily bombed by German Luftwaffe bombers.
The Coventry blitz was a series of bombing raids that took place in the English city of Coventry. The city was bombed many times during the Second World War by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe). The most devastating of these attacks occurred on the evening of 14 November 1940. Coventry Cathedral is almost completely destroyed.