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30th April 1940

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The British War office stated that, in Dombaas area the British, fighting with indomitable courage, had resisted any further German advance.

North of Stenkjer British patrols inflicted heavy casualties on German forces. Fresh landings took place along the coast of Norway.

The British air ministry announced that the British Royal Air Force (RAF) had successfully bombed Luftwaffe airbases at Fornebu, near Oslo. One aircraft missing.

German aircraft approached the east coast at several points, late at night. One Heinkel He 111 crashed into flames at Clacton, and the mine. It was carrying exploded. Two civilians were killed and the 156 injured, at least 50 houses badly damaged.

As a result of Italy's attitude, British merchant shipping is being diverted from Mediterranean to alternative routes.

Leopard Torpedo boat
Sunk 30 April 1940

T6 Torpedo boat
Commissioned 30 April 1940

R48 R-boat
Launched 30 April 1940

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Heinkel He 111

Leopard Torpedo boat

R48 R-boat

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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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