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16th April 1940

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Events On This Day

During the night of 15 April 1940, and 16 April 1940, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) again made heavy bombing raids on Stavanger aerodrome, causing two extensive fires and doing further damage. All aircraft returned.

Norwegian high command announced by radio that Narvik by British marines

It was reported that German troops from Trondheim passed in a train through Norwegian lines to Skurdalsvold, about 3 miles from the Swedish frontier.

German troops reported to have occupied Kongsvinger fortress and railway junction 45 miles northeast of Oslo. Skarnes and Hamar also said to have fallen.

It was announced that a British force had now landed on the Faroe Islands, which went under British protection on 12 April 1940.

Norwegian government issued White Paper, proving treachery of German invasion.

It was reported that British steamer, Stancliffe was torpedoed on 12 April 1940.

R41 R-boat
Launched 16 April 1940

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