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18th September 1940

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The British Admiralty announced that the submarine HMS Narwhal was reported much overdue and presumed lost.

Coastal Command aircraft attacked convoy off Borkum, registering direct hit on Kriegsmarine destroyer. Others raided íCherbourg and aerodrome of Dc Kooy.

During night the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers launched fiercest attack yet made on invasion ports.

Other forces attacked distribution centres of Osnabruck, Ehrang, Hamm, Mannheim, and Brussels.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) launched highly successful attack on Italian bases in Dodecanese Islands. Continuous raids made against Italian from Western Desertf.

Luftwaffe daylight activity mainly confined to Southeast area, few aircraft reaching London,. Bombs fell chiefly near Thames estuary, causing damage to houses. At night antiaircraft barrage in London was resumed. Luftwaffe raiders bombed at random suburbs all round London, several heavy bombs fell in West End area.

CasuaIties were heavy. Severe raid on Merseyside. Bombs also fell on towns in Lancs, Midlands, Northeast, South West and Home Counties. Damage done, but casualties relatively few. Luftwaffe lost 48 aircraft. Twelve British fighters lost, but pilots of nine safe.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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