The trawler HMS Arctic Trapper shot down two Luftwaffe planes which had attacked
her. The minesweeping trawler HMS Resparko was reported sunk as result of air
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made hour long bombing raid
plant at Stuttgart, and also attacked nitrogen plant at Ludwigshafen, synthetic
oil plant at Frankfurt and power station near Cologne, German long-range gun positions
again bombed. Further attacks also made on 20 aerodromes in occupied territory.
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacked industrial targets in
North West Italy. During the night of 23
August 1940. British naval forces penetrated into the harbour of Bardia, Libya,
and engaged targets at point-blank range the seaplane base at Bomba was also bombarded.
Resumption of mass bombing raids on England, In afternoon came. two waves,
one of 300, the other of 500 Luftwaffe bombers with escorting fighters. Two attempts
to reach London were beaten back, but in a third, at 3 p.m. some bombs were dropped.
Portsmouth raided Ramsgate gas works hit and Manston aerodrome damaged Dover again
shelled from French coast and later bombed from air, but suffered only slightly.
Fierce air battles fought above the Straits. Fifty-two Luftwaffe raiders shot
down. Nineteen British fighters lost, but 12 pilots safe.
negotiations on Transylvanian question broke down. Bismarck
Commissioned 24 August 1940 Ernst
Takes command of the Battleship Bismark
on 24 August 1940 M32
Launched 24 August 1940 Go To: 25th
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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