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29th September 1940

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It was reported by the British Admiralty that survivsors of British ship Blair Angus and Elm- wood, torpedoed on 21 September 1940, had landed at St.John's Newfoundland.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed oil refineries at Magdeburg and Hanover, aluminium works at Bitterfeld, gasworks at Stuttgart, goods yards at Osnabruck and Cologne, and many Luftwaffe occupied aerodromes.

During daylight raids bombs were dropped at pointson Thames Estuary, South Coast village. and one in Home Counties Garage fired in Kent. Attacks also made in Midlands and in`Edinburgh area.

Night raids were widespread. Many fires started in London, including serious one in City. In Home Counties attacks were heaviest south and west of London. Nurses home and hospital in western suburb badly damaged. Large fires on Merseyside. Ten Luftwaffe, Heinkel He 111 bombers destroyed, Four British fighters lost, but pilots of two safe.

M202 Minesweeper
Launched 29 September 1940

M203 Minesweeper
Launched 29 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.
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