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11th September 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the Navy was constantly in action against German shipping and ports.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed railway stations, goods yards and an aerodrome at Berlin, docks and shipyards at Hamburg, Bremen and Wilhelmshaven, oil plant at Monheim, explosive factory at Frankfurt, goods yards at Hamm, Cologne, Coblentz, Mannheim and Ehrang, railway junction at Namur, and aerodromes in Germany and Holland.

Other forces bombed, barge concentrations, docks and shipping at Channel Ports.

Coastal Command aircraft attacked Kriegsmarine convoys off Dunkirk and Cap Gris Nez, sinking one supply ship and damaging two.

Main Luftwaffe activity over Britain began about 3 p.m. when large number of aircraft approached London area. Polish squadron and another squadron of Hurricanes engaged them, broke up their formations and chased them, out to sea. Bombs were jettisoned in Surrey and Sussex, Some fell on South coast town, causing casualties.

Night. raids were met by violent antiaircraft barrage with new heavy guns. Main force of offensive directed against South London and suburbs. Two hospitals, many houses, and small factories hit. Regent St. damaged. Delayed-action bomb . fell near St. Paulís. Luftwaffe lost.89 aircraft; Britain lost 24 fighters, but pilots of seven safe. Casualties in London were 150 killed and about 430 severely wounded.

Dive-bombing attack made on Dover area, accompanied by violent shelling from Cap Gris Nez. British guns replied.

R55 R-boat
Launched 11 September 1940

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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