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12th September 1940

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Events On This Day

Coastal Command aircraft bombed shipping off Le Havre.

During night the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacked oil stores, shipping and docks at Emden, and docks at Flushing, causing large fires.

Other forces bombed key distribution centres at Osnabruck, Hamm, Schwerte, Ehrang and Brussels. Norderney seaplane base and several aerodromes attacked.

Italian defences west of Egyptian frontier reported to be thickening.

Day raids on Britain, included attacks by single aircraft on several towns in South England and on one in At night territic antiaircraft barrage again started in London area, but Luftwaffe attacks were sporadic. incendiary bombs fell in North West district and caused some damage. Elsewhere widespread attacks caused relatively small damage and few casualties. Two towns in Midlands and one on South coast attacked. Luftwaffe lost three machines, Britain none.

T20 Torpedo boat
Launched 12 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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