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16th October 1940

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The British Admiralty stated that German convoy of three supply ships with two escort vessels had been destroyed.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) carried out successful bombing operations against naval bases and docks at Kiel, where extensive fires were started, Hamburg, Bremen and Cuxhaven. Other forces attacked oil plant at Leuna, munition factories and power station in Saxony.

The war against Italy, Neghelli, Abyssinia, raided by South African Air Force (SAAF), damage being done to aerodrome. During night the British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked shipping and military targets at Benghazi and Halfaya, near Sollum.

Luftwaffe daylight raids were slight. Bombs fell in one Scottish coastal town and at one point in West country. indiscriminate night bombing in London area, but less heavy than of late. Communal shelter in Liverpool suffered direct hit. Ten high explosive bombs dropped in southeast town, hospitals hit. Other areas attacked were in South West England and Wales.

Luftwaffe lost six aircraft, Britain none.

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