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21st April 1940

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The British War office communiqué stated that British troops were operating in conjunction with Norwegian forces.

Norwegian army command, reported that British forces were now taking part in Oslo sector.

The British Admiralty and the War office communiqué stated that Luftwaffe aircraft dropped many bombs over Namos on 20 April 1940, causing extensive damage to the town and sinking one British trawler HMS Rutlandshire. There were no casualties to Allied troops.

Renewed raids by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) on aerodromes at Stavanger, were at least six Luftwaffe aircraft were destroyed, and at Aalborg, in Denmark. One British aircraft failed to return home.

Continued air activity reported from the Western front for Messerschmitt Bf 109 shot down and two others thought destroyed.

Swedish radio announced that five German planes violating her neutrality had either been shot down or caused to make forced landings by anti-aircraft guns.

German merchant ship Jürgen Fritzen sunk in the Baltic.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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