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16th November 1940

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Events On This Day

Another heavy and successful attack by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) on Hamburg. Antwerp, docks bombed. Daylight raids carried out on Cologne and Bremen, and on Dortmund-Ems Canal.

Coastal Command aircraft attacked Dunkirk and many aerodromes in North France.

The war against Italy, Cairo reported that Metemma had been pounded by British artillery.

Daylight raids on London negligible, Hebrides attacked for first time when bomber machine-gunned a lighthouse. During night heavy attack made on South Coast town, five streets seriously damaged and many houses in a wider area. Casualties were heavy. Two Southeast towns also attacked, and one in East Anglia. London hospital damaged.

Five Luftwaffe aircraft shot down.

The Greek War, Italians reported to be evacuating Koritza after setting fire to the town. Greek cavalry pursuing retreating Italian forces in Pindus sector. On Epirus front enemy continued withdrawal from banks of River Kalamas.

VC awarded posthumously to Captain Fegen of HMS Jervis Bay

New British Royal Air Force (RAF) Army Cooperation Command created, first holder being Air Marshal Sir A. S. Barratt. Other new appointments made.

M25 Minesweeper
Commissioned 16 November 1940

M152 Minesweeper
Launched 16 November 1940

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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