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19th September 1940

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The British air ministry announced that the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed mediations in Germany, including Dortmund-Ems Canal. Fires and explosions were caused at Ostend and Flushing, Dunkirk docks attacked, and several aerodromes.

Commander-In-Chief of the Mediterranean reported that Benghazi was attacked by Fleet Air Arm on 16 September 1940. One merchant ship set on fire, one destroyer probably sunk, and other ships damaged. Further attack made on 19 September 1940, three large ships being set on fire.

Small scale daylight raids took place on Britain. Bombs fell in East London on coastal towns in Essex and Sussex, and at, one point in West of England. Night raids were chielly directed against London and suburbs. Factory set on fire in East End. Escape shaft on underground shelter in North London hit. Bombs fell in Lancs, Essex, Surrey, Berks, and Kent, in Midlands and South West. Luftwaffe lost Five, Britain none.

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