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19th December 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Coastal Command aircraft bombed aerodrome at Le Touquet.

Despite bad weather the British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked targets in the Ruhr and Western Germany, including synthetic oil plants, power stations and a railway junction.

Aircraft of Coastal Command successfully bombed Bergen Oslo railway.

The war against Italy, Bardia encircled by British; two enemy divisions believed trapped.

During night of 18-19 December 1940 the British Royal Air Force (RAF) heavily raided Bardia and Derna, doing great damage.

On Sudan front patrols were again active in Kassala and Gallabat areas. Brindisi was heavily bombed during night.

Very little hostile air activity during day. At night bombs were dropped in the Home Counties. Luftwaffe bomber shot down off South West coast.

The Greek War, New positions occupied after successful engagements. More prisoners and war material captured. Very heavy lighting reported from coast North of Chimara where Italians were counterattacking.

M31 Minesweeper
Commissioned 19 December 1940

R62 R-boat
Launched 19 December 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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