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26th April 1940

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The British War office communiqué stated that Allied troops in southern Norway had been heavily engaged south of Dombaas by strong German forces, supported by artillery, armoured cars and low-flying aircraft, and had been forced to make limited withdrawals. Patrols reported to have been active north of Stenkjer.

The British air ministry stated that attacks by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) on German bases in Norway and Denmark continued throughout Thursday and during the night. Large transport attacked in Oslo Fjord, and oil tanks at Vallo set on fire. Seaplane base at Stavanger attacked.

Luftwaffe flying boat destroyed. German bomber shot down over the North sea. Six Luftwaffe aircraft shot down by British fighters and anti-aircraft guns in Norway, eight others damaged. Five British aircraft missing.

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