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2nd April 1940

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German aircraft carried out an attack on Scapa Flow at dusk, and were driven off by fire from ships and batteries. Bombs dropped but no damage done. One raider believed to have been shot down.

The British Admiralty announced that Luftwaffe aircraft attacked convoys in the North Sea, but were driven off by gunfire. Three Hurricane fighters, patrolling the North sea, fought two Heinkel He 111 raiders only 20 feet above the sea. Three British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters were engaged with nine Messerschmitts Bf 109 on the Western front, and were reported to have brought down three Luftwaffe aircraft. Two more Messerschmitts Bf 109 were shot down by the French.

It was announced that last week a U-boat was sunk off the west coast of Scotland by a patrol vessel.

Z26 Destroyer
Launched 2 April 1940

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Heinkel He 111

Messerschmitts Bf 109

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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