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26th July 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the trawler HMS Fleming had been lost in action between two trawlers and four Luftwaffe Junker Ju 87 dive-bombers.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made daylight raids on Dortmund power station and Dutch aerodromes of Schiphol and Waalhaven. Owing to adverse weather conditions, night raids were confined to attacks on oil depots at Cherbourg, St. Nazaire, and Nantes. Gibraltar suffered bombing attacks, but only slight damage was done. No casualties.

Raid by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers on Derna aerodrome, Libya, resulted in damage to six enemy aircraft, Suceessful attacks were carried outon Assab, Eritrea.

Italian aircraft bombed Mersa Matruh six times. Four casualties and slight damage.

During the night German bombers were reported over Southeast England. Other districts raided were South West England and Wales. Air fight took place oif Northern Ireland when convoy was attacked. At least four raiders shot down by home air defences.

Rumanian Premier and Foreign Minister had talks with Adolf Hitler and Joachim von Ribbentrop. They left the same evening for Rome, Stated that Rumanian merchantship and two tankers have been detained by British authorities at Port Said.

Bulgarian Premier and Foreign Minister arrived at Salzburg.

M. Avenol resigned office of Secretary General of League of Nations.

Luchs Torpedo boat
Sunk 26 July 1940

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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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