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26th September 1940

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The British Admiralty announced that the submarines HMS H49 and HMS Tuna had lately sunk three enemy supply vessels. Italian torpedo boat destroyer reported to have been sunk in Ionian Sea by British submarine.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made further heavy attacks on Channel ports, particularly Le Havre. Kiel and other objectives in North West Germany were successfully bombed. War against Italy.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) twice raided enemv concentrations at Sollum.

In morning Luftwaffe, aircraft flying singly approached East and South coasts, but few penetrated far. Bombs fell on Northeast coast. In afternoon attacks were made on coastal towns from Hastings to Southampton. Bombs fell in a Midlands town.

During night raids on London, Haves, followed by high-explosive bombs, fellon North, West and Southern suburbs. Hospital, flats, shops, industrial premises and houses sulfered. Incendiary bombs damaged premises-in Central London. North West coastal town was heavily raided. Luftwaffe lost 34 aircraft. Eight British fighters lost, but pilots of three safe. Dover was shelled for over an hour.

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2194 Days Of War.
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