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7th December 1939

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Events On This Day

Finns maintained defence of Karelian Isthmus and denied that Russians have broken through. Russian attacks in the North were repulsed. Fierce fighting in Petsamo district.

Nine Luftwaffe aircraft driven of by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters from Firth of Forth area, five being hit To Luftwaffe aircraft were engaged of the Northeast coast by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters and pursued out to sea. One was hit.

The British air ministry announced that in an engagement over the North sea on 6 December 1939 with two Dornier. Seaplanes were attacked and damaged by aircraft of the coastal command. One British aircraft failed to return.

Patrol activity was reported from the Western front, German raiding party's showing great persistence.

HMS Jersey damaged by torpedo, but managed to reach port. The attacking U-boat was reported sunk.

Two Polish submarines Wilk and Orzel escaped from the Baltic and joined the British Navy.

It was reported that her Majesty's trawler Washington, was sunk by a mine in the North sea on 6 December 1939.

The Dutch freighter Tajandoen was torpedoed in the English channel, survivors taken off by the Belgian cargo boat Louis Scheid which later ran aground on the Devon coast.

The Norwegian tanker Britta was sunk off the west coast of England.

The British steamer Thomas Walton was sunk, probably by a torpedo off the coast of Norway.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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