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21st September 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) continued attacks by both day and night on invasion bases in Channel ports.

Aircraft of Coastal Command bombed convoy of twelve merchant ships near Boulogne. Large supply ship south of Borkum and two smaller ships near Dutch island of Ameland were successfully attacked.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed aerodrome and troop positions at Sidi Barrani and made reconnaissance flights over enemy territory in Western Desert.

South African Air Force (SAAF) attacked Birkas. Enemy made ineffectual raid on Alexandria. Haifa was raided, resulting in damage and casualties.

During day Luftwaffe activities were limited to isolated operations in Southeast England by aircraft flying singly or in small numbers. Industrial building hit in London, causing casualties. Bombs fell in Surrey, Sussex and Essex, but little damage and few casualties were reported. In evening 60 to 70 Luftwaffe aircraft flew from Thames Estuary towards London, but were driven off after numerous combats with our fighters.

During night incendiary bombs fell on North West and South West districts of London. causing many small fires. Another hospital in Central area hit. Church in Southeast London destroyed. Town in North West England attacked, causing damage to houses. Damage and casualties resulted from bombs in 20 towns and villages in Southeast outside London area. Luftwaffe lost two aircraft, Britain none.

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