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20th July 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made night raid on naval base at Wilhelmshaven. Oil refineries at Hamburg and Bremen and shipping in Emden harbour also bombed.

Coastal Command bombers fired oil tanks near Rotterdam.

Fleet Air Arm attacked Tobruk and secured hits on oiler and transports.

Twenty one Luftwaffe aircraft brought down in raids on Britain 18 by fighters and three by antiaircraft guns. Thirty-tive Luftwaffe raiders attacked convoy in English Channel. Shipping in harbour in south of England was also attacked.

Ministry of Home Security stated that during month beginning 18 June 1940, total of 336 civilians had been killed in `Luftwaffe air raids, and 476 seriously injured.

T19 Torpedo boat
Launched 20 July 1940

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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