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24th September 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the submarine HMS Thames was overdue and must be presumed lost.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed Kriegsmarine minesweeper in the Channel.

Coastal Command aircraft, attacked Zeebrugge and naval station at Brest.

During the night the British Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers successfully bombed military objectives in Berlin.

Other forces attacked railways and goods yards, power station near Frankfurt on-the-Oder, gun emplacements at Cap Gris Nez, many aerodromes and invasion ports.

Morning two Luftwaffe formations of bombers and fighters attacked across Kent coast and area of Thames Estuary Minor forces penetrated to London. Bombs fell in Thames-side towns and in East Kent. Southampton area was attacked. Damage and casualties also caused at Brighton.

Night raids were concentrated on Central London areas. Large numbers of incendiary bombs dropped. St. Clement Danes church damaged. Shops, private property, an hostel, a college and hospitals in West and North London damaged. Extensive raids made into Wales. Luftwaffe lost 8 aircraft. Four British fighters missing, but pilots of three safe.

Hundred bombs dropped on Gibraltar by aircraft of French types.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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