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19th November 1940

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Events On This Day

British light naval forces sank Kriegsmarine E-boat in North Sea.

The British Admiralty announced that the submarine HMS Rainbow was overdue and must be considered lost.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombed Skoda works at Pilsen, Bohemia, munition stores and other objectives in Berlin; shipyards and docks at Kiel, Hamburg, and Bremerhaven, synthetic oil plants at Gelsenkirchen and Hamburg; power station at Haniborn, railway yards and junctions at Bremen, Berlinrand Aurich, inland port of Duisburg-Ruhrort.

Coastal Command aircraft attacked, naval base at Lorient canal harbour at Barfleur. Kriegsmarine liner Europa reported to have been hit during recent British Royal Air Force (RAF) Raid on Bremen docks.

The war against Italy, Night raids by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) on Tirana and Durazzo Destructive attack made on Assab. Five Italian tanks destroyed and others damaged at Hileiquat, 15 miles south of Sidi Barrani. Cairo reported that enemy raids on Alexandria had been intensified.

Very little Luftwaffe air activity during day. Heavy night raids, particularly in Midlands, Birmingham had its severest attack lasting 9 hours. Extensive damage done and many casualties London hotel again struck, Church, convent, hospital, and London County Council (LCC) institution hit.

Five Luftwaffe, aircraft destroyed.

The Greek War, Nearly arrived British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters in Greece shot down nine Italian aircraft. Greeks reported capture of Erseka, 20 miles south of Koritza.

King Leopold reported to have visited Adolf Hitler at Berchtesgaden.

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