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1st September 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made daylight raids on aerodromes of Ypenburg and Schiphol. Coastal Comrriand aircraft bombed submarine and E-boat base at Lorient, on west coast of France.

During night The British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided Munich, for first time, attacking aero engine works. Other targets included Emden docks oil plants at Nordenham, Hanover and Ludwigshafen munition works at Bitterfeki and Leipzig, engine works at Stuttgart, railway sidings at Soest and Mannheim, power station at Kassel.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) again crossed Alps and bombed Fiat works at Turin and at Lingotto, Other targets were railway bridge over River Po, and Marrelli works near Milan. Assab, Italiano port on the Red Sea, heavily bombed by The British Royal Air Force (RAF).

Further raids by large Luftwaffe formations on Southeast coast. Some bombers reached Croydon, but most were turned back by fighters and antiaircraft defences. Bombs dropped in Kent and Surrey, causing some damage and casualties. Twenty-five Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed. Sixteen British fighters lost, but pilots of nine safe.

Demonstrations and riots occurred in Rumania as protest against cession of Transylvanian territory.

It was announced that another French colony, Gabun, had joined Allies.

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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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