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20th September 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the submarine HMS Sturgeon had sunk 10,000 ton Kriegsmarine transport off northern point of Denmark DH 2 September 1940.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) again made concentrated attacks on invasion ports along French, Belgian and Dutch coasts. Dortmund-Ems Canal again bombed. Supply train travelling towards Munster attacked, and bombs dropped on yards at Hamm, Ehrang, KrefeId, Mannheim and Soest.

Coastal Command aircraft scored direct hits on two supply ships off Dutch coast.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed aerodrome at Menastir, Western Desert, and damaged motor transport at Sidi Barran.

In East Africa Diredawa and Berbera successfully bombed, as was Gura aerodrome.

Large force of Luftwaffe raiders crossed Southeast coast in morning, but were driven back by our fighters before reaching London area. Bombs fell in Brighton, resulting in damage and casualties.

During night gliding raider dived and dropped two bombs in Central London. Incendiaries fell in Southeast London. Four Luftwaffe aircraft shot down. Britain lost seven fighters, but pilots of three safe.

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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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