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28th November 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced loss of the trawlers HMS Dungeness and HMS Fontenoy as result of air attack.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Attacked principally Dusseldorf and Mannheim areas, where goods yards, naval armament factories and gas works were hit. Other forces bombed synthetic oil plant at Politz, naval shipbuilding yards at Stettin, docks at Cuxhaven, railway communications, military storehouses and aerodromes. Attacks were also made on ports at Antwerp, Boulogne and Le Havre.

The war against Italy, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombers carried out raids at Santi Quaranta, causing withdrawal of enemy destroyers bombing Corfu, attacks also made on Durazzo and Elbasan. Brindisi was heavily bombed. Successful raid by British bombers on Sidi Barrani, Bomba and Tmimi.

About 40 Luftwaffe aircraft crossed Kent coast during morning, but were dispersed by fighters.

Night raiders were reported over East Anglia, Wales, Midlands, Northeast, South West, and north-west England, Merseyside had its heaviest raid of the war.

Six Luftwaffe aircraft shot down. Britain lost seven fighters pilot of one safe.

The Greek War, Greeks occupied number of heights over looking Argyrokastro. Italian resistance reported to be stiffening and their air force increasingly active. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Shot down 10 Italian aircraft on 27-28 November 1940.

R158 R-boat
Launched 28 November 1940

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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