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18th July 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced the loss of the destroyer HMS Imogen as result of collision in dense fog. The trawler HMS Rinovia. attacked off South Coast by Luftwaffe aircraft, one of which she shot down.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers made daylight raids on Barge concentrations near Rotterdam, on Boulogne harbour, warehouses at Le Havre and aerodrome at St. Omer.

During the night Coastal Command aircraft bombed naval base at Emden, harbours of Harlingen and Willemsoord, and supply depot, at Ghent.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made night raids on aircraft factories, and oil depots at Bremen, Krupps works at Essen, supply trains, and other military objectives in Germany.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers made successful raids on Italian bases in Libya, Eritrea and Abyssinia, including Tobruk, Neghelli and Agordat. Italians raided Mersa Matruh. Enemy bomber crashed and caught fire.

Luftwaffe bomber shot down off South Coast. Single raider dropped high explosive bombs on town in Southeast Scotland during night large tenement badly damaged and some fatal casualties. Luftwaffe Raider over Northeast Scotland chased out to sea after 30 minute fight. Another Luftwaffe íplane flew over town in Southeast England. Fighters went up, battle took place over centre of town, and Luftwaffe plane was reported shot down. Announced that Germans lost their 200th aircraft in raids on Britain since war began.

Ministry of Shipping announced that French merchant ships in United Kingdom ports were being requisitioned to serve common war effort, and would Fly both Flags.

Japans Premier announced, that Agreement had been made with Japan to stop for three months transit of war supplies to China through Burma and Hongkong.

R151 R-boat
Launched 18 July 1940

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