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20th October 1940

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Events On This Day

The British auxiliary patrol vessel HMS Girl Mary was reported lost.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) twice raided Berlin during night. Heavy explosive and incendiary bombs were dropped and many fires caused. Other targets were naval docks at Hamburg and Wilhelmshaven, industrial works, including Krupps at Essen, and invasion ports. Other forces heavily attacked industrial plants at Milan, Turin and Aosta.

The British Admiralty announced that German seaplane base at Tromsoe had been successfully attacked by naval aircraft.

The war against Italy, The British Royal Air Force (RAF) carried out successful raid on Tobruk. Cairo bombed for first time.

Luftwaffe day activity mainly over southeast England. Bombs fell in London area arid in Kent and Essex. Houses on London County Council (LCC) estate demolished. Residential area of Thames estuary town attacked. Eleven bombs caused damage in southeast coast town. At night Luftwaffe raiders flew over in groups, splitting up as they neared inner zone. In London area houses and other buildings were damaged and fires started. Small Midlands town and district heavily attacked.

Seven Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed. Three British lighters lost, but all pilots safe.

Heavy shelling from both sides across Straits of Dover.

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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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