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23rd October 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the minesweeper HMS Dundalk had been sunk by Kriegsmarine mine.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked targets in Berlin area, including power stations and railway yards. Other forces bombed railways, wharves and warehouses at port of Emden, oil plants at Magdeburg and Hanover, goods yards, industrial targets and railway junctions in various places, docks at Hook of Holland and many aerodromes.

Two Kriegsmarine supply ships in convoy off Frisian Islands torpedoed by Coastal Command Beaufort aircraft. Another vessel heavily machine gunned.

The war against Italy, Series of night raids made by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) on Gura. Other aircraft raided Asmara aerodrome, Gondar, Tessenie and Kassala. In Western Desert British aircraft raided Sidi-Barrani.

Luftwaffe day activity confined to isolated attacks by single aircraft over southeast and Midland areas.

During the night bombers made gliding raids on London. Church severely damaged; houses and shops demolished. West of Scotland had severe raid over wide area, but only house property suffered.

Luftwaffe lost one aircraft, Britain none.

Adolf Hitler met Franco on French Spanish frontier.

M. Laval reported to Marshal Pétain at Vichy on his meeting with Adolf Hitler.

R156 R-boat
Launched 23 October 1940

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