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20th December 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the submarine HMS Truant had sunk Italian supply ship in convoy off Cape Spartivento during night of 13-14 December 1940, and large tanker off Calabrian coast on 15-16 December 1940.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombed Berlin, causing many fires and explosions in target area. Attacks made on Channel invasion ports. Docks at Amsterdam also bombed. Many aerodromes raided. Gun positions near Cap Gris Nez attacked, Kriegsmarine Supply ship hit.

The war against Italy, Italian rearguard at Bardia putting up strong defence. During night the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Carried out highly successful raid on Castel Benito aerodrome. Nineteen enemy aircraft destroyed. Benghazi and Berka also bombed.

Slight activity by single Luftwaffe aircraft during day. Few bombs fell. In London area. At night raiders were over most parts of Britain. Merseyside had very heavy attack. Countless incendiaries dropped over Liverpool. Tannery and storage yard Fired. Prolonged raid on inland North West town.

The Greek War, Tepelini and Klisura under bombardment by Greek artillery. Farther North Greek advance maintained and fresh heights won.

M81 Minesweeper
Launched 20 December 1940

M201 Minesweeper
Commissioned 20 December 1940

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