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21st August 1940

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The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Coastal Command aircraft, after attacking two Kriegsmarine ships in the North Sea, engaged seven escort Messerschmitts Bf 109 and shot one down. British machine damaged but landed safely.

Daylight attacks made on Luftwaffe aerodromes. Night raids on oil refineries at Magdeburg.and Hanover on aerodromes at Cam, Abbeville and Quakenbrück, near Hanover; on island of Texel and key railway centres in the Ruhr and Rhineland.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided Sidi el Tmimi, seriously damaging three Italian aircraft and seaplane jetty at Bomba.

Reported that South African Air Force had made bombing expedition from Mega, Western Abyssinia, to Indian Ocean, raiding . all enemy aerodromes, Mega wireless station, and other targets.

Luftwaffe made short raids by single aircraft on British coasts Damage to one aerodrorne, a Yorks town and a residential district on South Coast. Aerial torpedo wrecked eight cottages in Southeast town. Thirteen raiders. destroyed one British fighter lost, but pilot safe.

Rumanian Government agreed to cede, Southern Dobruja to Bulgaria.

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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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