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16th July 1940

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Events On This Day

Commander-In-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet, disclosed that 20 Italian aircraft had been brought down during action between British and Italian fleets off Calabria on 9 July 1940.

Thirteen British merchant ships lost through enemy action during week ended 7 July 1940.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacked aerodromes in Northern France and barge concentrations near Armentiéres.

Luftwaffe plane brought down in flames during raid on Malta. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter shot down, first British casualty in five weeks fighting.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) recongnaissances reported into Libya as far as Tocra, 30 miles north of Benghazi, and bombing raids on Tobruk, Bardia and El Gazala.

Three luftwaffe bombers brought down in sea off coast of Britain by fighters.

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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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