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15th December 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombed important targets in Berlin area, including railways, factories and utility services. Other aircraft attacked inland port of Frankfort-on-Main, Kiel shipyards and port of Bremen.

The war against Italy, Operations proceeding on Libyan frontier where British troops have now penetrated into Italian territory. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Maintained raids on Italian landing grounds and aerodromes, Bardia suffered particularly heavy attack. Considerable air activity reported from Italian East Africa, Asmara, Gura, Zula and Danghilla among places raided.

During night of December 14-15 December 1940 and 15-16 December 1940 the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Attacked Bardia, Tmimi, Gazala, Tobruk, El Gubbi and El Adem. Bardia suffered particularly heavy raid. British fighters shot down 12 Luftwaffe aircraft.

Long-range bombers carried out heavy raid on Naples during night of 14-15 December 1940. Five direct hits on concentration of cruisers and destroyers. Aerodrome, railway station and junctions also attacked. Considerable air activity reported from Italian East Africa, Assab, Gura, Zula, Bahadar and Gondar among places raided.

No bombs dropped over Britain during day. Widespread activity at night. Sheffield area heavily attacked. Another North of England industrial town also raided, and an urban district in East Midlands.

Five Luftwaffe machines brought down.

The Greek War, Athens reported successful local combats in which fresh heights, numerous prisoners and machine-guns had been captured. Enemy aircraft resumed intensive action.

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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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