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27th September 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the trawler HMS Loch Inver was overdue and must be presumed lost.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) carried out large scale night attacks on enemy invasion bases, including French Atlantic port of Lorient.

Other forces operating over Germany bombed railway yards at Mannheim rand Hamm, and munition factories at Dusseldorf.

Enemy íplanes attempting to raid Haifa driven off.

Mass Luftwaffe attacks in South England were intercepted and severe losses inflicted, especially near London. Three daylight attacks on London, when a few bombs caused damage to houses and an industrial building, and casualties resulted.

Luftwaffe aircraft also reached outskirts of Bristol, where they were driven off by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) after lively engagements. Luftwaffe lost 133 aircraft. Britain lost 34 fighters, but pilots of 16 safe. British and German guns fought artillery duel across the Channel.

Germany, Italy and Japan signed 10-year military, political and economic Pact.

M252 Minesweeper
Launched 27 September 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.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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