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30th September 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) delivered big attack on German bases, particularly Calais and gun positions near Cap Gris Nez. Military targets in Berlin bombed for four hours, including power stations, railways and factories.

Other forces attacked oil refineries, munition factories, goods yards and railways in Germany, docks at Cuxhaven and Amsteredam, many enemy aerodromes and Channel ports.

Coastal Command and Fleet Air Arm attacked docks, shipping and petrol stores at Rotterdam, Ostend and elsewhere.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked Libyan bases, main damage being done at Marawa.

Six large Luftwaffe daytime attacks launched against Southeast England and Bristol area, All were broken up after crossing coast, but one formation reached London: Bombs fell in western suburbs. Attacks made on several places in Southeast, notably Bexhill and Hastings. In night, incendiaries fell in Central London. Suburbs in North West, North and Northeast were bombed. Fires caused on Merseyside. Luftwaffe lost 49 aircraft. Britain lost 22 fighters, but 12 pilots safe.

Two artillery duels with long-range guns took place across Straits of Dover.

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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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