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12th August 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed Gotha airframe factory and other targets in North West Germany, Holland and France. Raids made on 17 aerodromes and sea-plane base at Borkum, Harbour at Helder, bombed by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and Fleet Air Arm.

Sixty-two Luftwaffe machines destroyed in course of large-scale raids on South Coast. Attacks began over Kent coast and extended later to Isle of White and Portsmouth. Thirteen British fighters missing.

Minor damage done to outskirts of HM dockyard. Number of buildings, including . railway station, hit in Portsmouth. Church and houses damaged in Isle of Wight. Extensive night raids by Luftwaffe bombers over England and Wales.

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