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13th October 1940

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Events On This Day

In spite of severe weather conditions the British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked naval bases of Kiel and Wilhelmshaven; oil plants at Gelsen-kirchen and Duisberg, Krupps works at Essen, and other targets. Other formations bombed Domburg harbour and Mole at Zeebrugge.

The war against Italy Nairobi announced that South African Air Force had made Fifth raid on Neghelli, South Abyssinia, when considerable damage was done. British mechanised patrols inflicted heavy casualties on enemy southeast of Kassala.

Successive formations of Luftwaffe aircraft crossed Kent coast. Some reached London area and bombs fell. Many houses, a chapel and some shops damaged when bomb fell in allotments.

Night raids were heavy and 36 London districts suffered. Many casualties when large block of flats was hit. Hospital damaged by oil bomb. Church wrecked. Shelters hit and many people killed. Much damage to houses and shops. Twenty provincial areas bombed. Six killed at home of mayor of East Anglian town. Liverpool tenement building hit, and two communal shelters in a northeast town.

Two, Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed. Britain lost two fighters, but both pilots safe.

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